Under NY law Sec. 594. Reduction of benefits for false statement. A claimant who has willfully made a false statement or representation
to obtain any benefit under the provisions of this article shall forfeit benefits for at least the first four but not more than the first eighty effective days following discovery of such offense for which he otherwise would have been entitled to receive benefits. Such penalty shall apply only once with respect to each such offense.
Additionally, you will have to repay the money you received. Under NY law § 470.4 Overpaid unemployment insurance
The Commissioner of Labor shall, as provided for in section 18 of the State Finance Law, waive the assessment of interest and late charges on debts owed which occurred as a result of overpayment of unemployment insurance benefits.
§ 470.5 Setoff against unemployment insurance benefits
Established and outstanding overpaid unemployment insurance benefits shall be collected from a claimant's weekly benefit award as a setoff.
Priority of liquidation
. In the event that more than one overpayment is established against an individual claimant, setoff amounts will be debited to such overpayments in chronological order.
Willful overpayment. A setoff of 100 percent of the weekly benefit amount will apply to one or more established and outstanding overpayments attributable to an individual claimant so long as at least one of such overpayments is determined to have been willful.
Non-willful overpayment. A setoff of 50 percent of the weekly benefit amount will apply to one or more established and outstanding overpayments attributable to an individual claimant so long as none of such overpayments are determined to have been willful"
Additionally, besides loss of benefits you can be charged with larceny and depending on the amount of benefits you received you can be charged as a misdemeanor
with up to 1 year in jail or a felony with up to 5 years in jail.
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