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18 people accused of fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefits


ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State Police have announced the arrests of 18 people as a result of joint investigations between the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Latham and the New York State Department of Labor.
The arrests are a result of the separate investigations into people who have allegedly fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits. Investigators say those arrested were collecting unemployment benefits while they were working.

According to State Police, the activity dates back into 2013 in many cases. The amount of money fraudulently collected ranged from $3,000.00 to over $22,000.00. 
The following subjects have been charged with felonies Grand larceny 3rd, Falsifying business records 1st, and Offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st.
Yvonne P. Carter, 53, Albany                      $22,592
Melissa Dames, 35, Albany                         $13,000
Norman Marbley, 28, Albany                      $13,000
Joseph Sholar, 57, Albany                           $13,000
Lucianna Best, 31, Albany                           $9,000
Leonard Green, 23, Cohoes                          $9,000
Jason Helmer, 35, Troy                                 $9,000
Robert Dennis, 40, Watervliet                     $8,000
Shirley Kittle, 28, Albany                             $8,000
Shanta Pointer, 26, Albany                          $8,000
Chrystal L. Williams, 28, Cohoes                $8,000
James Cavil, 44, Albany                               $7,000
Charles Braddock, 38, Albany                    $5,000
John Smith III, 59, Albany                           $5,000
Vanessa Turner, 44, Albany                        $5,000
David Lumpkin, 27, Albany                         $4,000
Leon Collier, 35, Albany                               $3,000
Christian Marcucci, 39, Albany                   $3,000

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