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18 busted for illegally taking unemployment benefits

Queens Criminal Court in Jamaica, Queens.

Queens Criminal Court in Jamaica, Queens. Photo Credit: Google

Eighteen New Yorkers who all had jobs fraudulently hauled in more than $340,000 in unemployment, the Queens district attorney said Thursday. They now each face charges including grand larceny and falsifying business records.

Sworn statements from company reps, from Bloomingdale's to Clarin USA, testified that the suspects were employees. The biggest payout reportedly was $58,180 over four years to a man working at a hotel.

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