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New Yorker allegedly receives comp, runs construction firm

January 10, 2019, East Greenbush, NY — A 51-year-old East Greenbush man is accused of fraudulently receiving payments of $151,600 for worker’s compensation while he was employed, according to Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Soares said that Joseph Torre, 51, of East Greenbush, was recently arraigned on one count of second-degree grand larceny, a Class C Felony, and one count of first-degree perjury, a Class D Felony, before Judge Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court.

A sealed indictment returned by an Albany County Grand Jury alleges that between Feb.4, 2008 and May 8, 2015, Torre stole property from the New York State Insurance Fund. Torre is accused of fraudulently receiving payments of $151,600.00 for worker’s compensation while he was employed as an owner at Unlimited Construction Services, LLC.

In addition, on May 8, 2015, at a hearing with the New York State Compensation Board, Torre did allegedly swear under oath that he was not employed when in fact he had been employed.

Officials said that Torre pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on his own recognizance by the Court.

No future appearance dates have been scheduled at this time.

Source: The Record

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