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Woman Who Stole Nearly $40,000 In Workers' Comp. Benefits Meant For Her Deceased Mother Sentenced; To Pay Restitution, 7/24/17

Central New York Truck Driver Charged With Stealing More Than $20,000 In Workers' Compensation Benefits, 7/18/17

Staten Island Business Owner Pleads Guilty In Welfare Fraud Case, 7/17/17

Owners Of A Medical Transport Company Plead Guilty To Falsifying Workers Comp Certifications And Stealing From Medicaid, 7/13/17

DOT Technician Sentenced To Restitution For Using State Credit Card To Buy Fuel And Auto Repairs For Himself And Others, 6/28/17

Statement By NYSIG Catherine Leahy Scott On The Arrest And Arraignment Of Joseph Ciffa And His Codefendants, 6/26/17

Central New York Woman Charged With Workers' Compensation And Welfare Fraud, 6/20/17

Psychiatric Center Aide And Nurse Each Admit To Submitting Falsified Records To Qualify For Extended Medical Leave, 6/16/17

Finger Lakes Woman Sentenced For Near $8,000 Workers' Compensation Fraud, 6/14/17

Retired North Country Police Officer Charged With Workers' Compensation Fraud, 6/14/17

DOT Engineer Used His Position To Steal Nearly $10,000 Worth Of Power Equipment And Services Belonging To State, 6/13/17

Erie County Home Care Aids Charged With More Than $107,000 Welfare Fraud, 6/13/17

Queens Man Who Impersonated Twin Brother Sentenced For Theft Of Welfare Benefits, 6/6/17

State Contract Bridge Inspector Sentenced For Fabricating Safety Review, 6/2/17

Montgomery County Employee Sentenced To Pay $15,000 Restitution And Three Years Probation For Workers' Comp. Fraud, 5/31/17

New York Public School Bus Monitor Defrauded Workers' Compensation System While Working As A Child Care Provider, 5/26/17

Prior Convicted Felon Arrested As Serial Welfare Cheat, 5/19/17

Staten Island Business Owner Charged With More Than $100,000 Welfare Fraud, 5/12/17

State Psychiatric Center Employee Falsified Report To Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits, 5/12/17

Woman Stole Nearly $40,000 In Workers' Comp. Benefits Meant For Her Deceased Mother Pleads Guilty, To Pay Restitution, 5/5/17

Former SUNY University At Buffalo Maintenance Supervisor Sentenced To Jail For Accepting Bribes, 5/2/17

Montgomery County Roofing Contractor Pleads Guilty To Workers' Compensation And Welfare Fraud, 4/25/17

NYS Inspector General Announces Arrest Of Doctor Charged With Falsifying Medical Records And Stealing Over $6,524, 4/14/17

Former City Of Amsterdam Employee Pleads Guilty To Workers’ Compensation Fraud, 4/12/17

A Former Top CUNY Finance Official Charged With Embezzling Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars From University, 4/7/17

Niagara County Woman Sentenced And Pays More Than $2,200 Restitution For Welfare Fraud, 4/3/17

State Mechanic Pleads Guilty To Using Government Credit Card To Purchase Car Parts And Tires For His Own Personal Use, 3/30/17

State Psychiatric Center Treatment AideFaked Medical Records To Get Extended Medical Leave, 3/28/17

State Group Home Worker Pleads Guilty And Sentenced For Removing Building Parts From Facilities Where He Worked, 3/21/17

State Contract Bridge Inspector Convicted At Trial For Fabricating Safety Review, 3/20/17

Rochester Woman Sentenced To Jail Time And Near $35,000 Restitution For Workers Compensation Fraud, 3/7/17

State Mechanic Used Government Credit Card To Purchase Car Parts And Tires For His Own Personal Use, 3/7/17

WCC Basketball Coach Pleads Guilty To Using Falsified And Forged Transcripts To Get Players Accepted At NCAA Schools, 2/28/17

Executive Gets Three Months In Jail And Must Pay Restitution For Embezzling Public Funds To Cover Her Posh Lifestyle, 2/22/17

Buffalo Man Stole Deceased Woman's Workers' Compensation Benefits, 2/22/17

State Prison Employee Sentenced For Stealing Inmate Funds To Pay Down Credit Card Debt, 2/22/17

Former Suny University At Buffalo Maintenance Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes, 2/21/17

Capital Region Group Home Supervisor Stole Food Stamp Benefits From Disabled Residents Under Her Care, 2/16/17

Office of the Workers' Compensation Fraud Inspector General 2016 Annual Report

Former Baruch College Basketball Coach And Athletics Official Charged With Embezzlement, 2/14/17

Capital Region Construction Worker Charged With Theft Of More Than $5,000 In Workers' Compensation Payments, 2/10/17

Former State Social Worker Repays Nearly $25,000 In Pay She Stole And Pleads To Disorderly Conduct, 2/8/17

Office of the Welfare Inspector General 2016 Annual Report

Woman Stole Nearly $40,000 In Workers' Comp. Benefits Meant For Deceased Mother, A Former Orange-Ulster Boces Employee, 1/30/17

Two Montgomery County Building Contractors Plead Guilty To Workers' Compensation Fraud, 1/25/17

Man Impersonating Deceased Twin Brother Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than A Half Million Dollars In Welfare Benefits, 1/24/17

NYS Employee Who Charged A Wedding Ceremony And Vacations To A NYS Credit Card Sentenced To Full $16,668 Restitution, 1/12/17

Lineman Caught In $37,000 Fraud By Teaching Kickboxing While Claiming Job-Related Injuries Kept Him From Working, 12/20/16

Schenectady Woman Stole More Than $50,000 In Welfare Benefits By Concealing Marriage And Her Husband's Income, 12/19/16

Niagara Falls Woman Charged With Forging Deceased Mother's Signature To Cash In Deceased Stepfather's Death Benefits, 12/19/16

Pittsford Man Pleads Guilty To Million Dollar Food Stamp Fraud Scheme, 12/16/16

Temp. NYS Employee Faces Year In Jail For False Time Sheets And Forging Signature To Steal $6,000 For Time Not Worked, 12/16/16

State Prison Employee Stole Inmate Funds To Pay Down Credit Card Debt, 12/15/16

Yonkers Woman Pleads Guilty To $6,500 Workers' Compensation Fraud, 12/12/16

State Employees Charged With Stealing Wages For Responding To Fire Alarms That Never Occurred And Other Schemes, 12/8/16

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Message from the Inspector General

Catherine Leahy-Scott

New York State’s residents are entitled to a government that is committed to the highest standards of integrity, efficiency, and accountability. We in the Office of the State Inspector General have been entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that State officials and employees meet these fundamentally important standards. It is a responsibility we take very seriously.

Indeed, we are committed to promoting and enhancing an environment that instills public confidence in our government and are proud to work with and for the thousands of public employees and citizens alike who share that commitment.

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Mission du Bureau de l'Inspecteur général de l'État de New York
Mandato dell’Ispettorato generale dello Stato di New York
Declaración de misión de la Oficina del Inspector General del Estado de Nueva York
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