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Poughquag Woman Who Trains Dogs Accused Of Stealing $100K In Benefits

New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott
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POUGHQUAG, N.Y. -- A woman from Poughquag who trains dogs is accused of collecting over $100,000 in workers' compensation benefits while operating the business, according to the state inspector general, reported the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Elizabeth McKeon, 60, has been charged with second-degree grand larceny, second-degree insurance fraud and the workers’ compensation law crime of fraudulent practices, according to Catherine Leahy Scott, the inspector general of the state Office of the Workers’ Compensation Fraud, said the Poughkeepsie Journal report.

Investigators allegedly discovered McKeon was operating the business since late 2010 until spring of this year, according to the newspaper.

Meanwhile, the accused was "classified as permanently partially disabled following a 2007 work-related injury," while employed as a field technician for Verizon Inc., said the Poughkeepsie Journal.

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