Amsterdam men accused of worker's compensation fraud

December 08, 2016 06:56 PM

Four men from Amsterdam are accused of worker's compensation fraud.

The state inspector general announced their arrests on Thursday.

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Joseph Kellogg Sr., 51, is a residential roofing contractor. He allegedly applied for four building permits claiming he had no employees, when in fact he used 11 workers on two of the projects.

Thomas Kelly, 46 and 50-year-old Kurt LaFata are accused of similar actions.

William Forte, 51, claimed he was unable to work because of injuries to his arm and hands.

However, while he was receiving checks from worker’s compensation, he was an employee of the city of Amsterdam, climbing ladders and painting.


WNYT Staff

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