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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Former Postal Employee Sentenced For Workers’ Compensation Fraud

THOMAS DOMBROSKI, age 54, of North Syracuse, New York, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Syracuse on September 20, 2013 to 5 years probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for defrauding the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Department of Labor of $18,353.54 by making false statements and representations to obtain federal workers compensation benefits according to U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

DOMBROSKI falsely represented that he was not employed, self-employed, or involved in any business enterprise during periods of time in 2010 and 2011 when he was collecting federal workers compensation benefits. He was receiving benefits based upon a claimed injury to his right shoulder that he said made him unable to use his right arm. In fact, DOMBROSKI, worked for his own company, Picture Perfect Contractors, installing and repairing roofs and providing general home repair services during the times he collected benefits. Agents videotaped DOMBROSKI installing roofs, carrying building materials, repairing gutters, loading and carrying logs and firewood, carrying cement cinder blocks, and lifting a 55-pound air compressor.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General.

Further information regarding this case can be obtained by contacting Assistant United States Attorney Tamara Thomson at (315) 448-0672.

Updated January 29, 2015