Thursday, November 12, 2009

Man charged with stealing unemployment benefits

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WATERVIET -- A 39-year-old city man was arrested for allegedly collecting more than $9,000 in unemployment benefits while he had a job.

State Police and the state Department of Labor investigated Francisco Alecia and found he collected benefits from Oct. 15, 2007, through May 14, 2008, and again from April 27 through May 10, 2009, when he was allegedly employed at Prime Flight Aviation Services Inc in Albany and Bradco Supply Corp.

State Police said Alecia allegedly received a total of $9,238.75 in unemployment benefits he was not entitled to.

Alecia was charged Monday with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing.

He is scheduled to appear in Watervliet City Court on Nov. 19.