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#1 Mar 17, 2013
I now all the news in Herkimer is centered on the shootings and I understand. But from what I hear most of the people who work there did not get paid on Fiday. Also people who had there checks got called and were told not to cash them. Also some one who complained got fired? What gives, some one in the news please look into this.
yes

United States

#2 Mar 17, 2013
their bank accounts were seized for not paying their payroll taxes is what I heard. I know a nurse over there and she could not cash her paycheck on Friday.

Given that many of their top execs suddenly left last year, something is not right and now we are starting to see what is shaking out of that tree. Not good.
topguys

Ashburn, VA

#3 Mar 17, 2013
My sister has been working there for years she said it has gone to crap once the top exec left now I know why because they saw this coming and did Not want to be involved with it! I don't blame them. Yes its true she couldn't cash her check!!!
yeah

Ilion, NY

#4 Mar 17, 2013
Probably don't have any benefits either; retirement & health insurance not paid,
Valley Hoe

New York, NY

#5 Mar 17, 2013
When are we going to see some justice. Is Ness and Reed going to get a pass everywhere they go?
disgusted

Herkimer, NY

#6 Mar 17, 2013
yeah wrote:
Probably don't have any benefits either; retirement & health insurance not paid,
if the health benefits weren't paid for a month or two, employees would have started getting cancellation notices and that would have tipped them off.

What I know about the IRS and payroll taxes as far as businesses go, you gotta get WAY behind on them before they step in to seize accounts like this. If they are behind on payroll taxes, its probably a year or longer they haven't paid them. And that means the execs who jumped ship last year were partly responsible for it. Not good.
yeah

Ilion, NY

#7 Mar 18, 2013
of course they're responsible. Look what happened to Countryside & MVNH
Obviously

Bellmore, NY

#8 Mar 18, 2013
Ralph and Nest were escorted out of the building exactly 5 months ago, don't want it to seem like they left a year ago and it all went to hell. This is exactly what happened at MVNH and the only way they were able to get the IRS to release the bank accounts was by filing bankruptcy. Ralph and Nest are to blame and the Board is just as much to blame for allowing this to go on. The good part about taxes withheld from employees paychecks is that Board Members are personally reliable for paying them so the funds could come from their personal bank accounts if they aren't careful.
reality sez

New York, NY

#9 Mar 18, 2013
Obviously wrote:
Ralph and Nest were escorted out of the building exactly 5 months ago, don't want it to seem like they left a year ago and it all went to hell. This is exactly what happened at MVNH and the only way they were able to get the IRS to release the bank accounts was by filing bankruptcy. Ralph and Nest are to blame and the Board is just as much to blame for allowing this to go on. The good part about taxes withheld from employees paychecks is that Board Members are personally reliable for paying them so the funds could come from their personal bank accounts if they aren't careful.
personally reliable? No, how about personally responsible, and that also is not true. Guaranteed the board had Directors and Officers insurance that would cover claims against them unless there was fraud involved.

BTW, bankruptcy does not stop the IRS and taxes being overdue. They must have reached an agreement with the IRS in order to release the bank accounts.
Obviously

Bellmore, NY

#10 Mar 18, 2013
Shit my English got ripped up!

D&O will not cover because there is fraud involved as there was the last time this happened to them.

Bankruptcy doesn't stop the IRS but they will be pre-petition and they will agree to release the accounts after filing as they always do.
reality sez

New York, NY

#11 Mar 18, 2013
Obviously wrote:
Shit my English got ripped up!
D&O will not cover because there is fraud involved as there was the last time this happened to them.
Bankruptcy doesn't stop the IRS but they will be pre-petition and they will agree to release the accounts after filing as they always do.
correct.

D&O insurance would not cover specific insured individuals if those individuals were part of the fraud or other illegal activities.

As far as the IRS goes, there is a famous political pollster locally who's business fell about $300K behind on payroll taxes, interest and penalties before they finally seized accounts. Shit hits the fan come payday when people can't get paid.
Sad

Syracuse, NY

#12 Mar 18, 2013
I just hope the employees who do all the work get their paycheck situation taken care of very soon.
So Sad

Brighton, MA

#13 Mar 18, 2013
This is so sad for those employees of Folts Home. Who will pay their (employees) bills while they are waiting for their checks. WKTV was called, but I didnt hear anything on the news.
Perhaps everyone should start calling board members?
wtd

Meriden, CT

#14 Mar 18, 2013
What Can The Employees Do, Absolutely Nothing But Wait. OH They Can Go To The Food Bank They Have There.
toobad

Canastota, NY

#15 Mar 18, 2013
So Sad wrote:
This is so sad for those employees of Folts Home. Who will pay their (employees) bills while they are waiting for their checks. WKTV was called, but I didnt hear anything on the news.
Perhaps everyone should start calling board members?
WKTV won't cover this.. I heard Don Shipman is a board member!!
Ridiculous

Herkimer, NY

#16 Mar 18, 2013
Maybe someone should contact YNN ? Something needs to be done
johnnymear

Hampton, VA

#17 Mar 19, 2013
I contacted the OD yesterday, they said they would look into it....
folts employee

New York, NY

#18 Mar 19, 2013
johnnymear wrote:
I contacted the OD yesterday, they said they would look into it....
thank you. it is high time the newspaper took a hard look at the scandal at the Folts Home! this has been going on for months and now with paychecks being suspended the S is really hitting the fan.

this is a grave situation that is impacting the care provided to residents!

we can't believe this has not been in the papers already esp. with the Telegram office just one block away from our facility.
reality sez

New York, NY

#19 Mar 19, 2013
folts employee wrote:
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thank you. it is high time the newspaper took a hard look at the scandal at the Folts Home! this has been going on for months and now with paychecks being suspended the S is really hitting the fan.
this is a grave situation that is impacting the care provided to residents!
we can't believe this has not been in the papers already esp. with the Telegram office just one block away from our facility.
The Telegram is owned by Gatehouse so most of the time they just rehash news from the AP.

Agreed, this is a story that needs to get out there and the NYS Dept of Health should also be involved since they oversee and license nursing homes and long term care facilities.
folts employee

New York, NY

#20 Mar 19, 2013
reality sez wrote:
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The Telegram is owned by Gatehouse so most of the time they just rehash news from the AP.
Agreed, this is a story that needs to get out there and the NYS Dept of Health should also be involved since they oversee and license nursing homes and long term care facilities.
NYS IS aware of these problems and is investigating.

if the newspaper or the TV station called the state and asked they would find this to be the case.

radio station WIBX 950 AM at www.wibx950.com did a great job covering the shooting and they would look into the Folts Home if they knew about it

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