The owner and three employees of a New York City parking company that catered to film crews have been charged with blending identity theft and unemployment insurance fraud to steal about $95,000 worth of benefits.
Parking and Security Services Inc. owner Jose Tejada was awaiting arraignment Monday on charges including grand larceny. Three managers pleaded not guilty.
Manhattan prosecutors say the men commandeered the identities of more than 100 ex-employees and others to get unemployment benefits in their names.
State labor officials say about $22,000 came from federal economic stimulus funds.