Cops: government worker received unemployment benefits

Cops: government worker received unemployment benefits

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Joseph Meicht is accused of unemployment fraud while on the government payroll. Joseph Meicht is accused of unemployment fraud while on the government payroll.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A New York municipal worker is under arrest for unemployment insurance fraud after police say he was collecting benefits while working for Columbia County and the Town of Greenport.

Joseph C. Meicht, 36 of Claverack, was arrested and charged with felony Grand Larceny and felony Offering a False Instrument for Filing.

The New York State Police worked on the investigation with the New York State Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance Investigation Section.

Police say that the investigation revealed that Meicht was arraigned in the Town of Claverack Court and released on his own recognizance.

He was due to reappear in court on November 12, 2013.

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