New York state officials say they were able to return more than $35 million to workers who weren’t paid what they were owed in 2018. Nearly 36,000 people were victims of wage theft last year. In the Mohawk Valley area which covers Otsego County over $350,000 was recovered on behalf of more than 1,400 workers. Officials say the common methods of wage theft range from paying workers tips only to withholding final paychecks.