Police: NY State Employee Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Unemployment Benefits

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/17 2014 11:02AM

Updated 03/17 2014 11:06AM

Scott St. John, 28, of Morrisonville, N.Y.
Scott St. John, 28, of Morrisonville, N.Y./Credit: New York State Police
ALBANY, N.Y. - A New York State Department of Labor Employee is accused of stealing unemployment benefits while still being employed.

New York State Police say Scott St. John, 28, of Morrisonville, N.Y., stole $5,382.75 in unemployment benefits. He is being charged with 3rd degree grand larceny, 1st degree falsifying business records, and 1st degree offering a false instrument for filing. 

St. John was arraigned in the Town of Schuyler Falls court. He was released under the pre-trial release program.

Police say they are working with the New York State Department of Labor in the investigation. 

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