AUBURN — A former Cayuga County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty to public corruption in Cayuga County Court Tuesday. 

Robert L. Brown, 42, of 301 Indian Field Road, Genoa, was charged in April with fourth-degree grand larceny, a class D felony, first-degree falsifying business records, a class E felony and official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor. He pleaded guilty to the grand larceny charge Tuesday.

Brown admitted submitting fraudulent time cards while he was working as a part-time police officer in the village of Moravia. He had lied on the time cards and said he had worked for an additional 106 hours between January and March. 

At the time of Brown's arrest, Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck released a statement saying it was disappointing to find a member of his agency violating a pledge of honesty. Brown resigned from his post with Moravia and is no longer employed by the county.

Brown could face shock probation, community service, and pay $2,000 restitution to the village of Moravia. His sentencing is scheduled in August.

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• Sean Connor, 32, of 22 Grant St., Auburn, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to sell. Connor, a second felony offender, is facing four years in prison and two years of post-release supervision. His sentencing is July 23. 

• Patti Waldby, 56, of 36 Seymour St., Auburn, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree possession. Waldby's plea satisfied two other charges: third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, also a class B felony. 

Waldby was selling heroin to an undercover officer. At sentencing on July 23 Waldby could get five years of probation and 100 hours of community service. 

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Staff writer Dan Orzechowski can be reached at (315) 282-2239 or dan.orzechowski@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @OrzechowskiDan.