About the Financial Crime$ Unit

The Office of the Albany County District Attorney’s Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) prosecutes cases involving mortgage fraud, counterfeiting, embezzlement, tax evasion, failure to pay a prevailing wage, insurance fraud and cases involving the theft of government resources, including welfare, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, Social Security and Medicaid.

Visit our Cases page for types of cases prosecuted by the FCU, including:

  • Identity Theft
  • Grand Larceny
  • Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument
  • Forgery
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (credit/debit cards)
  • Scheme to Defraud
  • Falsifying Business Records
  • Offering a False Instrument for Filing
  • Welfare Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Social Security Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Unemployment Insurance Fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Money Laundering
  • Criminal Possession of Forgery Devices


This Cash Register was retained as evidence circa 1940