The mission of the New York State Office of the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General (WCFIG) is to conduct and supervise investigations within and without New York State of possible fraud and other violations of laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the operation of the New York State workers’ compensation system. Through its investigations, audits and reports, the Inspector General focuses on reducing costs to the workers’ compensation system by eliminating fraud and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the system. The Inspector General’s investigations are complex and often involve detailed analysis of records and the taking of sworn testimony. These fraud investigations result in the review of professional licenses and certifications as well as criminal arrests and prosecutions. Restitution for the fraud identified is always requested in appropriate cases.