Courtesy of WRCR.
A West Nyack man who worked for the New York City Department of Corrections was among 19 people nabbed by the feds for allegedly stealing COVID relief funds. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York says among the 19 defendants is 40 year-old Edwin Skepple of West Nyack, who was charged with wire fraud for submitting fraudulent loans under the Small Business Association’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and/or the Paycheck Protection Program. Prosecutors say in many cases, the defendants didn’t have the businesses they claimed to have, didn’t have the employees that they claimed to have, and many spent the cash on personal expenses, including casino gambling, furniture, electronics, and luxury clothing items. If convicted, Skepple faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.