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Buffalo man charged with illegally getting unemployment checks

LOCKPORT – A 32-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Monday afternoon by State Police for allegedly collecting more than $6,700 in state unemployment checks illegally while he was working full time for various Niagara County employers between September 2010 and last October.

John J. Campfield Jr. was charged with grand larceny, falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing. The investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation was launched at the request of the State Department of Labor. Campfield faces further proceedings May 7 in Lockport City Court.