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Unemployment Benefits

Stamford Woman Charged With Unemployment Fraud

STAMFORD – A 37-year-old local woman is facing charges after she illegally collected more than $23,000 in unemployment benefits over a period of more than two years, according to the state's Division of Criminal Justice.

Kawana Brickhouse, 37, of Revere Drive in Stamford, was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and one count of unemployment compensation fraud.

Authorities said that Brickhouse collected $23,101 in unemployment compensation benefits from February of 2011 to July of 2013 while she was actually working for several temporary employment agencies.

Brickhouse was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and...