Rensselaer man sentenced for embezzling $131k in pandemic-related fraud

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A Rensselaer man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for pandemic-related fraud after embezzling $131,560.

Hector Sanchez, 30 was sentenced for defrauding pandemic-related unemployment insurance.

Sanchez admitted to receiving the money by submitting false unemployment insurance claims to the New York State Department of Labor.