Shoplifter threatened police

BATAVIA — City police are warning area residents about unemployment fraud circulating in the area.

Police said they have received many calls regarding an unknown person fraudulently filing for unemployment benefits in the victim’s name.

These cases are investigated directly by NYS Department of Labor – Office of Special Investigations and not by local law enforcement. People targeted by the unemployment fraud scheme are asked to contact the NYS Department of Labor at 1 (888) 598-2077 or online at

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