CAPITAL REGION -- Four men have been charged over the past week with illegally receiving unemployment benefits in separate cases, state police said.
Each faces one count of third-degree grand larceny, first-degree falsifying business records and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies. They are accused of taking money and making false statements to the state Department of Labor, troopers said.
Those arrested, and the amounts they are accused of stealing, are as follows, according to troopers:
Frederick W. Kennedy Jr., 45, of Schoharie, is accused of receiving $7,800 in unemployment benefits to which he wasn't entitled.
Wayne R. Cross Jr., 47, of Glenville, is accused of stealing $6,910 in benefits.
Jacob Handy, 24, of Schenectady, is accused of stealing just over $5,000 in benefits.
And Yakeem J. Jordan Sr., 49, of Schenectady, is accused of stealing $3,975 in benefits.
All four were released to appear in court at later dates.
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