A Saratoga County caseworker has resigned and been arrested over allegations he attempted to strike up an inappropriate relationship with a female client, Saratoga County Sheriff’s officials said.
Scott T. Bradshaw, 46, of 3 Frederick Lane, Ballston Spa, served as a county Child Protective Services caseworker until this week, sheriff’s officials said. He was charged Tuesday with one count of official misconduct, a misdemeanor, and subsequently resigned, sheriff’s officials said.
Bradshaw is accused of trying to start the personal relationship with the woman. Such conduct is not allowed. In the process of pursuing the relationship, Bradshaw “did commit an unauthorized act of his official functions,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The Department of Social Services found out about the attempts indirectly via the woman, according to sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Brown, then turned over the information to the Sheriff’s Office. Brown said the Sheriff’s Office investigated further and charged Bradshaw. The woman is cooperating with authorities, he said.
Brown said he did not know how long Bradshaw had worked for the county or the nature of the supervision he was supposed to be providing to the woman. Brown also did not know how many other clients were assigned to Bradshaw, but said no other allegations have been made.
A representative of the Saratoga County Social Services Department could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
Bradshaw was arraigned in Mechanicville City Court and released pending a later court date.