Log­ging com­pany owner sen­tenced to pri­son for $83K theft

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Nation+World -

AUBURN, N.Y. » The for­mer owner of an up­state New York log­ging com­pany who stole more than $80,000 in work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion ben­e­fits has been sen­tenced to up to three years in pri­son.

Fifty-six-year-old David Sigl, of Auburn, was sen­tenced Tues­day in Cayuga County Court to one to three years in pri­son and or­dered to pay resti­tu­tion. Sigl had pre­vi­ously pleaded guilty to charges in­clud­ing sec­ond-de­gree grand lar­ceny, fil­ing a false in­stru­ment and in­surance fraud.

Pros­e­cu­tors say Sigl lied about an in­jury he said he sus­tained while work­ing at a Syracuse con­struc­tion firm in 2013.

Dur­ing the time he col­lected $83,000 in work­ers’ comp, he was do­ing log­ging work for his own com­pany, Lake Coun­try Log­ging in Auburn. Pros­e­cu­tors say Sigl also failed to pro­vide work­ers’ comp for the two peo­ple he em­ployed.

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