As district manager of the New York State Workers Compensation Board and a tax specialist, Luis Torres should have known to continually accept inadvertently sent payroll tax payments for over a year, due to a day's employee compensation claim stole.
According to New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott, who announced on Friday that Torres has been arrested on theft of theft and requested that he steal more than $ 9,000 by several times paying wage controls that he should not otherwise have received.
Mr. Torres went on the employee's compensation leave for a single day in September 2017, according to a statement from the inspector's general secretary. In accordance with the tax regulations for compensation, Torres received a remuneration check for salary fees held for that day. However, payroll remuneration checks continued to be sent to Torres during each term for more than a year afterwards and he continued to deposit these checks as well as his regular wage checks, which allegedly knew he was not entitled to reimbursement for taxes collected when he was no longer looking for his damage, according to the statement.
Mr. Torres, who also worked as a personal tax registration specialist at a bank, received and deposited more than $ 9,000 in combined social security fees and Medicare tax deductions that he was not entitled to between September 201
As part of the survey, Torres told the alleged investigators about these replacement checks, "You don't see a gift horse in your mouth."
"With a career that manages a complex salary benefit system and a side job as a tax investigator, this respondent knew well the difference between a gift horse and a blatant taxpayer's theft," said Inspector General Leahy Scott in the statement. that my office and law enforcement partners will not tolerate such a clear violation of public confidence. "