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Hicksville man accused in $11G workers’ comp scam, cops say

Vladimir Reyes, 31, of Hicksville, received more than

Vladimir Reyes, 31, of Hicksville, received more than $11,000 for a workers' compensation claim while working another job, Nassau County police said in a news release on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Credit: NCPD

A Hicksville man who received more than $11,000 for a workers’ compensation claim while working another job has been arrested and charged with grand larceny, police said.

Vladimir Reyes, 31, of Flower Street, was arrested by Nassau County police Crimes Against Property detectives at his home at 7 a.m. Tuesday. He was charged with third-degree grand larceny, third-degree insurance fraud, offering a false instrument and penalty for fraud practices.

He is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said that Reyes “made false statements” to the New York State Insurance Fund related to an injury on Feb. 11, 2015, while he was employed at Cancos Tile in Farmingdale.

An investigation by the insurance fund and the Nassau County district attorney’s Government and Consumer Frauds Bureau revealed that between August 2015 and May, Reyes was employed by a construction company in New Hyde Park — while receiving more than $11,000 in workers’ compensation that “he was not entitled to receive.”

Police said the construction company was unaware that Reyes had been receiving the workers’ comp payments.


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