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April 28, 2014

Unemployment fraud charged

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A Buffalo man is accused of fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits for three years.

John J. Campfield Jr., 32, was charged Sunday by New York State Police in Lockport with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree falsifying business records and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies.

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation was contacted by the state Department of Labor to assist in the arrest. Investigation suggested that Campfield received in excess of $6,700 in unemployment benefits while he was gainfully employed by various employers, according to police.

Campfield is scheduled to appear in Lockport City Court on May 7.

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