New York State Offices of the Inspector General News

N.Y. Woman Sentenced for Stealing More Than $3K in Workers’ Comp Benefits

A New York woman who stole $3,065.28 in workers’ compensation benefits by forging her late father’s name in order to cash the checks has been sentenced to one year in jail. Bonnie S. Slater of Randolph, N.Y., was sentenced in …

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

New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro has announced the sentencing of a Rochester, N.Y., woman who defrauded the workers’ compensation system of more than $5,000 by endorsing and cashing wage reimbursement checks intended for her deceased grandmother. Brandy Sheppard …

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 Department of Transportation Employee Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud

A New York State Department of Transportation employee has been arrested on charges that he defrauded the workers’ compensation system and stole more than $11,000 in insurance benefits to which he was not entitled. Joshua D. Newman, of North Road …

New York Contractors Arrested in Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

Two New York state contractors were arrested on charges they filed fraudulent applications for a roofing project in Amsterdam, N.Y., as part of a workers’ compensation fraud scheme. Jose A. Sanchez, owner of Sanchez Partners Construction, was charged with offering …