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New York’s Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a sweep targeting county residents who steal undeserved workers’ compensation and insurance benefits has resulted in the arrest of six people involved in fraud.

The first of the six persons accused is Alma Coles, 49, of Freeport. Coles allegedly deposited workers’ compensation benefit checks that belonged to her deceased father into accounts she controlled. Her father died in September 2009, but Coles continued to sign her father’s name on seven checks and deposited a total of $3,776 into her daughter’s money market account from October 2009 to January 2010. She is charged with grand larceny in the third degree, insurance fraud in the third degree, criminal possession of a forged instrument and falsifying business records. She faces up to seven years if convicted.

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