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New York Man Charged With More Than $15K in Workers’ Comp Fraud

A New York man has been arrested on charges that he defrauded the workers’ compensation system by claiming he was out of work due to an injury while continuing to work at his family business. Jeffrey Smalt of Bath, N.Y., …

New York Contractor Pleads Guilty to $800K Business Fraud Scheme

State officials say an Albany-area contractor has pleaded guilty to scamming hundreds of thousands of dollars out of minority-owned businesses and failing to pay dozens of his employees. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Friday that 47-year-old Michael Martin, of Latham, …

Ex-Bookkeeper for New York Tourism Agency Admits to $220K Theft

The former longtime bookkeeper for an upstate New York tourism agency has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $200,000 from the organization. Kathryn Price pleaded guilty to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud Wednesday in a Saratoga County court. The …

Construction Company Indicted for Wage Theft, Insurance Fraud in New York

CRV Precast Construction LLC (CRV) and six of its employees have been indicted for misclassifying workers as lesser-skilled, underpaying them and falsifying information about payroll and employees, including a worker who was killed at a company job site. The defendants …

New York Car Dealer to Get Prison Time for Fraud, Theft and Forgery

A 63-year-old man faces prison time for fraud, forgery and other illegal activities at the two car dealerships he operated in western New York. Richard Giza, of Lancaster, has pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to grand larceny, forgery, insurance …

Former New York Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison for $1.8M Scheme

A former insurance broker in Long Island, N.Y., who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and fraud has been sentenced to serve three to nine years in prison. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Tuesday that 44-year-old Kimberly Graziano, of …

New York Insurance Broker Sentenced in $1M Fraud Scheme

An Albany insurance broker has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a $1 million securities fraud scheme. Lawrence D. Rosenbaum previously pleaded guilty to charges including grand larceny and securities fraud. He also admitted failing to file state …

13 New York City Workers Arrested in $500K Insurance Fraud Scheme

Thirteen current and former New York City employees have been arrested in a $500,000 insurance fraud scheme. Authorities say 10 FDNY emergency medical technicians and paramedics, including EMS officers, and three NYPD traffic enforcement agents were arraigned Tuesday on charges …

New York Man Previously Acquitted of Murder Found Guilty of Insurance Fraud

A Hudson Valley dentist acquitted earlier this year of fatally poisoning his ex-lover’s husband has been convicted of fraud and theft. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports an Ulster County Court jury on Tuesday found 49-year-old Gilberto Nunez, of Poughkeepsie, …

New York Woman Faces 5 Years in Prison for Stealing $492K from Employer

A 61-year-old New York woman has been sentenced to prison time for stealing nearly half a million dollars from her longtime employer. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office said Bernadette Szymanski of Cheektowaga, N.Y., was sentenced Monday to up to …