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Aide charged with falsifying injury report

An employee of a state-operated residence for people with developmental disabilities in West Seneca has been arrested and arraigned in West Seneca Town Court on charges she falsified the records for a resident in her care to cover up how the resident was injured. The state Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs says falsifying how the incident occurred delayed necessary treatment for the head injury suffered by the resident following a fall earlier this year.

“Documenting and reporting incidents accurately allows facilities to provide proper medical attention to individuals with disabilities who are in state care,” said Special Prosecutor Patricia Gunning. “This defendant’s failure, as alleged here, denied the victim appropriate care.  Those who misrepresent incidents in their paperwork in an effort to protect themselves instead of the people in their care must be held accountable.”

Rene Boismenu, 36, of West Seneca was charged with three misdemeanors in connection with the incident and released by the court on her own recognizance. The residence also placed the Direct Support Aide on administrative leave. She'll appear in court again on September 20.