Self-employed man stole $82K in workers comp

Posted at 11:59 AM, Jan 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-10 10:58:53-05

A Niagara Falls man has been charged with larceny and insurance fraud.

Authorities say 55-year-old James Reagle stole as much as $82,000 from workers compensation over a span of 13 years while self-employed.

Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says Reagle made $370,000 while claiming he wasn't working at all.

Reagle began receiving benefits as a result of an injury that happened in 1990 while working for a plastics company. From 2001 to 2014 he was self-employed and recycled wooden pallets for a living.

Reagle has plead not guilty to the charges. He's due back in court January 28.




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