Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rikers inmates scammed unemployment

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.


Anonymous said...

How in the world could you possibly think you would get away with such a thing?

Anonymous said...

Prisoners caught doing wrong get ...sent to jail?

Anonymous said...

They're criminals fer crissakes!

Anonymous said...

"Prisoners caught doing wrong get ...sent to jail? "

Jail is not a deterrent for people/criminal people. Look at the recidivism rates throughout the country.It falls somewhere between 40 - 70 %.

JAILS AND PRISONS DON'T WORK. In jails and prisons have been shown to make people MORE violent and the people being release from jail/prison are being released into YOUR COMMUNITIES.

Think about it.

Anonymous said...

These guys are so good at crime they were stealing from inside the joint - like taking candy from a baby - you go boy!

Anonymous said...

the DOL is to blame for not doing further investigation.

I agree with the fourth anonymous poster.

Anonymous said...

Short of everyone becoming good upstanding citizens, what is your solution Anon. number 4?

More midnight basketball? More funding to "community leaders" for their non-profits?