Danbury man charged with unemployment fraud
Published 1:48 pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2015
A Danbury man was arrested by the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and New Canaan police for allegedly using bogus Social Security numbers to collect nearly $10,000 in unemployment compensation benefits.
Marcos was charged with one count each of first-degree larceny and defrauding a public community, and unemployment compensation fraud, according to the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office.
The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the office of the Chief State’s Attorney, according to the office.
According to the arrest warrant, Marcos fraudulently collected about $9,800 in unemployment benefits from January 2012 through January 2012 by using two non-existent Social Security numbers.
He was arraigned last week in New Britain and released on $10,000 bond, with case continued to Oct. 16. He is facing 20 years in prison and/or a $15,000 fine.