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

Two-Time Offender, Contractors And A City Of Amsterdam Employee Charged In Montgomery Co. Workers' Comp. Fraud Sweep, 12/8/16

New York Heavy Equipment Operator Indicted On Charges He Stole More Than $75,000 In Workers' Compensation Benefits, 12/6/16

State Group Home Maintenance Worker Removed Building Parts From Facilities He Worked In And Sold As Scrap, 12/2/16

Husband And Wife Construction Company Owners Indicted On Fraud Charges In City Of Amsterdam IDA Rehab Project, 11/30/16

Former DEC Manager Sentenced To Prison For Elaborate Contractor Fraud Scheme, 11/28/16

Statement Of NYSIG Catherine Leahy Scott Upon The Former NYSAC Chairman's Admitted Ethics Violations, 11/17/16

Prelim. Invest. Of CUNY Finds Mgmt. Polices Lead To Financial Waste And Abuse At Colleges And Not-For-Profits, 11/15/16

Man Faking Disability At Gym - And A Couple Working In Retail - Indicted For Workers' Comp. Fraud In Jefferson County, 11/15/16

State Employee Who Charged Wedding Ceremony And Vacations To A Government Credit Card Pleads Guilty To Grand Larceny, 11/2/16

Director Of Dentistry For State's Incarcerated Youth Billed Nearly $75,000 For Hours He Never Worked, 11/2/16

Invest. Finds Lack Of Security Processes Enabled Repeated Thefts From Psych. Patients In State Care, 10/31/16

CNY Psychiatric Nurse Used Forged Doctor Note To Take Off From His Government Job, 10/26/16

CPA Pleads Guilty In Unemployment Insurance, Welfare and Social Sec. Fraud For Using Fake Identity And Employment Rec., 10/24/16

Rochester Woman Charged With More Than $34,000 In Workers' Compensation Fraud, 10/21/16

Invest. Reveals Theft And Mismanagement Of Disabled Indv. Cash Accounts By State Employees Entrusted With Their Care, 10/20/16

Exec Admits Embezzling Public Funds To Cover Posh Lifestyle With Maids And Nannies, A Personal Spa And Furnishings, 10/12/16

DSS Boss Behind $1.8M Red Bull For Welfare And Sham Landlord Schemes Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison And Pay $3.6M, 10/7/16

Bronx Man Juggled Dual Identities To Steal More Than $25,000 In Welfare And Unemployment Benefits, 10/5/16

Rochester Grocer Sentenced To Jail For Food Stamp Fraud, 9/29/16

State Employee Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Resume With Fake College Credentials, 9/29/16

Staten Island DMV Employee Illegally Accessed State Computer To Contact Customer And Ask For A Date, 9/27/16

Niagara County Woman Charged With Welfare Fraud, 9/26/16

Former SUNY University At Buffalo Maintenance Supervisor Charged With Accepting Bribes, 9/23/16

Thruway Toll Plazas Manager Charged With Falsifying Travel Vouchers For Trips Never Taken, 9/15/16

Government Employee Sentenced To Restitution For Stealing Nearly $60,000 From Developmentally Disabled Under State Care, 9/14/16

Man Sent To Jail For Bilking NYS Ins. Of $1.65M By Selling NYS Empls. Audiophile Earbuds/Plugs & Billing As Med. Needed, 9/14/16

Elmira Bartender Sentenced To Nearly $26,000 Restitution And Five Years Of Probation For Workers' Compensation Fraud, 9/12/16

Former Investigator Sentenced To Restitution And Supervised Release For Defrauding NYPA In $3M Gov. Contract Scheme, 9/9/16

Finger Lakes Woman Charged With Nearly $6,000 Workers'Compensation Fraud, 9/7/16

Former State Employee Used Government Credit Card For Personal Purchases Nearly 250 Times In Two Months, 9/6/16

Former State Employee Admits Stealing Dozens Of New Laptop Computers Meant For Government Offices, 8/24/16

State Contract Bridge Inspector Indicted For Forged And Falsified Safety Review, 8/18/16

Former Thousand Islands State Parks Employee Sentenced To Pay Back Nearly $61,000 He Stole In Dock And Boat Rental Fees, 8/12/16

Long Island CPA Indicted For Unemployment Insurance, Welfare And Social Security Fraud Scheme Of Nearly $125,000, 8/11/16

Former State Employee Indicted For Stealing Dozens Of New Laptop Computers Meant For State Offices, 8/11/16

State Employee Falsified Resume With Fake College Credentials, 8/10/16

Former DEC Project Manager Pleads Guilty To Grand Larceny For Running Elaborate Contractor Fraud Scheme, 8/9/16

Woman Feigned Use Of Cane For Walking To Fraudulently Obtain More Than $27,000 In Workers' Comp Benefits, 8/4/16

State Division Of Human Rights Circumvented Contracting Rules In Hiring Temporary Employees At Improperly Inflated Rates, 8/1/16

WCC Coach Facing 18-Count Indictment For Using Falsified And Forged Transcripts To Get Players Accepted At NCAA Schools, 7/28/16

Investigation Into Athl. Commission Finds Deficient Practices And Policies, Lack Of Oversight And Conflicts Of Interest, 7/25/16

Elmira Bartender Pleads Guilty To Over $21,000 Workers' Compensation Fraud, 7/18/16

Former Volunteer Firefighter Indicted On Charge Of Stealing Nearly $5,000 In Volunteer Firefighters' Benefits, 7/14/16

Housing Official Sentenced To Jail, Probation And Restitution For Theft Of $40,000 In Food Stamps And Housing Subsidies, 7/12/16

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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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