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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

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

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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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