Two people face felony charges for alleged fraud of the state workers’ compensation system, police said.
Brandon B. Johnson, 39, of Chestertown, was charged with a felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny as well as counts of workers’ compensation fraud and fraud against the state insurance fund, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Johnson is accused of working for Brant Lake Taxi but not reporting the employment while collecting $1,321 in workers’ compensation benefits, police said.
Brittany M. Evens, 25, of Willsboro, was charged with felony counts of first-degree perjury, workers’ compensation fraud and fraud against the state insurance fund, police said.
She was accused of receiving $6,811 in workers’ compensation benefits after failing to accurately report her “physical condition,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Evens was charged in Warren County because her workers’ compensation hearing took place in Queensbury.
Both were arraigned and released pending prosecution in Chester and Queensbury town courts, respectively. Sheriff’s Investigator Kevin Conine and Insurance Fund Senior Investigator Stan Marchinkowski handled the cases.