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March 5, 2013

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Newburgh man charged with workers’ comp fraud

NEWBURGH – A 39-year-old Newburgh man has been arrested and charged with 12 felony counts in connection with collecting over $205,000 in fraudulent workers’ compensation benefits relating to an injury he allegedly suffered at work.

Sean McPhail was arrested by investigators from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Insurance Fund, the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, the State Workers Compensation Office of Fraud Inspector General and the State Insurance Department Fraud Bureau.

He was charged with insurance fraud in the second degree and 11 counts of offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies.

It is alleged that over a four year period, McPhail collected over $205,000 in fraudulent workers’ comp benefits.

He was arraigned in Newburgh Town Court and posted $500 cash bail pending a future court appearance.

 

 


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