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New York OTDA Employee Arrested For Nearly $12K Sick-Leave Fraud

A New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) employee has been arrested after allegedly submitted 13 forged doctors’ notes over the course of six months to obtain 75 days of paid sick leave, totaling $11,867.74. Jacob R. …

New York Man Charged with Insurance Fraud After False Stolen Vehicle Claim

A 36-year-old Queens, N.Y., man has been charged with insurance fraud, attempted grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly claiming his McLaren sports car had been stolen and filing a false insurance claim in an attempt to recoup $160,000. In …

Rochester Woman Arraigned for Defrauding Workers’ Comp System of More Than $5K

A Rochester, N.Y., woman has been arraigned on charges that she defrauded the workers’ compensation system of more than $5,000 by endorsing and cashing wage reimbursement checks intended for her deceased grandmother. “This is an egregious case where an individual …

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 …