STATEN ISLAND, NY – Authorities allege that a 40-year-old man received more than $5,000 in unemployment insurance benefits from New York State while working at a car dealership in Brooklyn.
According to police and a criminal complaint, Steve Gagolevsky of Hobart Street in Marlboro, NJ, allegedly obtained money illegally from May 21, 2018 to September 19, 2018, while he was employed at Bay Ridge Chevrolet in Brooklyn and earned income. was getting. Based on an investigation by the District Attorney’s Office.
The alleged fraud was unearthed by an investigator from the state labor department.
The suspect obtained said unemployment benefits by “using the computer systems of the New York State Department of Labor to make false entries in the business records of the New York State Department of Labor in which the defendant fraudulently claimed that the defendant was completely unemployed. and are entitled to the said benefits, when in fact the defendant was employed,” according to the criminal complaint.
According to the criminal complaint, the money was deposited directly into Gagolevsky’s account at HSBC Bank at 280 Marsh Avenue in New Springville.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspect was arrested on August 4 and has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property and falsifying business records.
The complaint alleges that “the defendant did not have permission or authority to take, remove or keep the said currency by reason of his state of employment.”
Gagolevsky has been released on his own identity and is due to return to criminal court on November 4.
The suspect’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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