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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • Debate About A $60M Unemployment Tax Waiver Is Not What It Seems

    Debate About A $60M Unemployment Tax Waiver Is Not What It Seems
    Like most Connecticut employers, state Rep. Dave Rutigliano and his partners will have to pay a surcharge of $154 per worker in January, part of the payback for federal loans to the state's unemployment insurance fund. That's on top of regular...
  • Audit: Unemployment fund back in the black

    A new report says the state's unemployment benefits fund finished the 2013-14 fiscal year in the black for the first time in years. The Legislative Audit Bureau released a report Wednesday that showed the fund grew from a negative $208.4 million as of...
  • Stamford Man Charged With Unemployment Fraud

    A Stamford man was charged Tuesday with collecting more than $16,000 in unemployment benefits while he was working, state officials said. Terrell L. Lewis, 39, of Wilson Street, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and...
  • Man sentenced for role in stealing $1.5M in jobless benefits

    A Newark man was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme that authorities said was one of the largest in state history. Terry Dilligard II pleaded guilty in April to theft by deception and money laundering....
  • Applications for jobless aid fall to nearly 15-year low

    Applications for jobless aid fall to nearly 15-year low
    The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, evidence that layoffs remain at unusually low levels and the job market is moving closer to full health. Weekly applications for jobless aid dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,...
  • Orange Woman Facing Unemployment Fraud Charge

    ORANGE — A 33-year-old local woman was charged Thursday with fraudulently collecting about $24,000 in unemployment benefits, authorities said. Shawnee M. O'Donnell, of Salemme Lane, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public...
  • Seniors allegedly told they could star in 'Cocoon,' 'On Golden Pond' remakes in fraud scheme

    An Antelope Valley woman has been charged with fraud for allegedly deceiving seniors by telling them they could appear in remakes of the 1981 films “On Golden Pond” and the 1985 movie “Cocoon” and using their personal information...
  • State: Man Collected Unemployment While Working, Got Arrested

    State: Man Collected Unemployment While Working, Got Arrested
    ROCKY HILL — A Hartford man was arrested Thursday and charged with collecting more than $18,000 in unemployment benefits while working. Marcos A. Lozada, 48, of Rowe Avenue was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community...
  • Torrington Man Took Unemployment Pay While Working, Top Prosecutor Says

    ROCKY HILL — A Torrington man who authorities said collected more than $24,000 in unemployment benefits while on the job was arrested Wednesday, according to the Chief State's Attorney's office. Christopher T. Blouin, 26, of Park Avenue was charged...
  • Newington Man Charged With Illegally Collecting Unemployment

    A 28-year-old man was charged Friday with collecting about $5,000 worth of unemployment benefits while he was employed, authorities said. Christopher R. Commins, of Newington, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and...