ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York auditors say the state mistakenly authorized nearly $3 million in unemployment payments for people who were dead, employed, out of the country, not authorized to work in the U.S. or had exceeded their benefits.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says $1.9 million was prevented from actually being paid, while the state Labor Department should pursue recovery of $1.1 million.
Labor officials say they have increased fraud-fighting measures by funding five positions in the comptroller's office to ensure overpayments are quickly identified and recouped, the very staff who identified the overpayments in this report.
That $3 million is less than 1 percent of $7.1 billion paid out to 1.13 million people in 2012.
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The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer crashed on Route 39, in the Town of Eagle.
One letter was about the violent altercation between Jim Ying and another employee, and in the other letter Ying described why the restaurant is closing.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Four brothers were playing Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County, when an eight-year-old boy was struck by gunfire.