PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man has been arrested for alleged Worker Compensation and insurance fraud. Robert J. Deyo, 34, was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court on felony charges of one count of first-degree perjury and one count of committing a fraudulent practice.
“The Clinton County District Attorney’s office will continue to work with the New York State Insurance Fund and the Department of Financial Services Criminal Investigation Unit to combat Worker Compensation fraud in Clinton County,” said District Attorney Andrew Wylie in a press release.
Deyo’s charges stem from allegations that he received Worker Compensation benefits he wasn’t entitled to by continuing to work as a contractor and not reporting that to his insurance carrier or employer, the release said.
New York State Insurance Fund Chief Executive Deputy Director Dennis J. Hayes said that the fund will continue to work with local law enforcement and partner agencies to fight that kind of fraud.
“Workers Compensation fraud takes hard-earned money from honest businesses, workers, and consumers alike.”
Deyo was remanded to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bail bond and will return to court on Nov. 23.