Schenectady man accused of stealing $26k in unemployment benefits

State police say they caught a man stealing $26,000 in unemployment benefits.

Andre Branchel, 20, of Schenectady is charged with grand larceny and identity theft.

Following an investigation by the state inspector general, NewsChannel 13 is told Branchel used the identity of another person to obtain the fraudulent benefits.

Branchel is being held at the Schenectady County Jail.