NY arrests 18 on worker compensation fraud charges | Crime
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky says 18 people statewide have been arrested in a crackdown on workers compensation fraud.
Arrests were made in Albany, Schenectady, Erie, Onondaga, Oneida, Ulster, Otsego, Oswego, Warren, Chenango, Tompkins, Broome and Clinton counties.
The suspects are accused of pocketing tens of thousands of dollars in workers compensation checks for phony injuries or working at another job while collecting the checks for an injury.
Lawsky says Friday the fraud drives up the rates for employers and taxpayers.
The crackdown by his office, the state Inspector General's Office, the Workers Compensation Board and other agencies continues.
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