Nyack Man Charged in $13,000 Unemployment Fraud

D.A.: General contractor was partner in a home improvement business as he filed for state benefits

A Nyack man is accused of fraudulently receiving $13,000 in unemployment benefits while he was working as a general contractor and was a partner in a home improvement business, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.

Andrew Naclerio, 48, of 81 Third Ave., Nyack, is charged with one count of grand larceny in the third degree, a class “D” felony, and one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class “E” felony in connection with his filing for unemployment benefits between October 2010 and June 2011.

Naclerio’s arrest resulted from an investigation by the Rockland County Special Investigations state Department of Labor. Naclerio was arraigned in the Village of Nyack Justice Court by Judge Robert Lewis and was released on $1,000 bail. He is due to return to court on Sept. 22, 2011.

Zugibe said that on July 20, Naclerio was also arrested after cashing two checks totaling $1,500 at a local check-cashing establishment. Zugibe said is charged that Naclerio knew there were insufficient funds in the account to cover the checks.

Anonymous August 05, 2011 at 06:42 PM
It's amazing the things people get arrested for in Rockland County since their is no real crime. You would never hear of these type of arrests in New York City. I'm sure a huge portion of people have secondary sources of income while collecting unemployment, eighter babysitting or waitering. It's unfortunate he got caught. I feel bad. The economy is bad enough, to get buy in. What about all the illegal immigrants working and not paying taxes? How many illegals to you see hanging out on rt. 59 and new clarkstwon road in the morning looking for contracting work? Come on, Rockland County stop the non sense with these bs arrests. What is it a quota you have to meet?
Driving Mommy August 05, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Do you really think that the "everybody does it" defense makes this behavior acceptable?? Stealing from the taxpayer tills is simply a crime. I suppose he also was not paying taxes on the money he was making as a general contractor, either. So being an American citizen and not paying taxes is ok but being an undocumented alien who is not entitled to unemployment insurance but not paying taxes is not? This guy fully deserves to have the book thrown at him,. Wrong is wrong.
John Whitley August 07, 2011 at 11:08 AM
"their is no real crime" "eighter babysitting" "to get buy in" "how many illegals to you see" "new clarkstwon" "stop the non sense" Well Anonymous, I am sure that many of the illegals to whom you refer would have a better command of grammar and spelling than YOU do
Anonymous August 08, 2011 at 04:01 AM
Ok, and your contribution to this forum, was to point out grammer mistakes from my positng? Well done! Your informative response was very enlighting in relation the the subject of the article. Sincerely, MBA student. ...
Anonymous August 08, 2011 at 04:14 AM
I am not saying that it's not wrong what he did, but rather petty. Wrong is wrong, I agree, but does this require an arrest? I don't think it does. The current economy forces people who normally would not do something deceptive like Anthony did, into doing something dishonest to keep a roof over my head. Now, not to say that this individual who got arrested would do the same thing in good times also, but it does force some honest people into doing dishonest things to survive. It forces you into a choice, "Honest and Homelss" or "Cunning in a Condo".
just another voice August 08, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Fraud is fraud. A society works because of cooperation. I feel bad that this man felt he had to risk his good reputation and criminal record in order to make a living, but then again, I am assuming that I know his character. Granted, the current system doesn't work, but work to change it not to make it even worse. That may be what a cooperative member of society does.
just another voice August 08, 2011 at 01:37 PM
13,000 dollars is not petty in this pocket!
Lori August 08, 2011 at 02:34 PM
He is one out of thousands in the county arrest them all. Stop the fraud these are our tax dollars! Come on people. Should we all risk our Good Reputations Thousands do they know the risks yet they do it.......So arrest them all and publish the pictures of each one of them. They are stealing from you and I who do work hard each and every day.
Thomas August 11, 2011 at 12:32 PM
I'm sorry Susan we all have them in our family its unfortunate
Scotty August 11, 2011 at 01:37 PM
Responding to Thomas , "we all have them in our family". ??? Really ? I don't have any in my family.
Thomas August 11, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Yea ok none that you know of


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