From the Daily News:
Seven Rikers Island inmates conned the state into paying them $160,000 in unemployment benefits while they were living in the big house — a felony that may get them moved to state prison if convicted, the state Department of Labor said Tuesday.
The inmates each had an accomplice who helped them file their claims and deposit their weekly unemployment checks, the Labor Department said.
All 14 were arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree grand larceny. They could face up to seven years in prison if found guilty.