Labor Dept. worker admits to unemployment fraud

A woman who worked for the New York State Labor Department stole more than $314,000 through unemployment insurance fraud.

Tramaine Pope pleaded guilty to approving 20 false applications through her position with the state.

That money was supposed to help New Yorkers who lost their jobs during the pandemic.

Pope is from the Bronx. She has been ordered to pay the stolen money back and faces up to 10 years in prison.