MORAVIA, N.Y. – A corrections officer who worked for the Cayuga Correctional
Facility was arrested on Aug. 20 on charges that he filed approximately
$20,000 worth of false
workers' compensation claims.
T. Larrabee, 28, of Central Square, received over $20,000 in leave and
wage replacements and workers' compensation benefits that he was not
entitled to, according to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann.
Larrabee is being accused of submitting false claims between Aug. 12, 2014
and Oct. 3, 2014.
During that two month span, Larrabee executed an elaborate scheme to fraudulently
receive workers' compensation benefits.
He pretended to be his medical provider and forged several claims, and
submitted the forged documents to the Department of Corrections and Community
Supervision, Budelmann said.
On Aug. 20, Larrabee turned himself in at the state police barracks in
Auburn. He was indicted on four felony counts of fraud and arraigned in
Fleming Town Court. He was booked at the Cayuga County jail on $1,000
In a statement Budelmann said that Larrabee is accused of fabricating and
altering medical records so he could avoid fulfilling his duties. In doing
so, Larrabee showed a blatant disregard for New York taxpayers, his co-workers'
safety, and his reputation, he said.
The investigation of Larrabee was a collaborative effort between the Cayuga
County District Attorney's Office, the New York State Insurance Fund,
the state Workers' Compensation Office, and the NYS Department of
Corrections and Community Supervision.
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