Ansonia Woman Charged With Unemployment Compensation Fraud, Larceny
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Rocky Hill, CT) – An Ansonia woman has been arrested and charged with illegally collecting more than $11,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits.
Adalis Rivera-Marin, age 33, of Bassett Street, Ansonia, was arrested on June 15 by Inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in Rocky Hill, and charged with one count each of Unemployment Compensation Fraud and Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Statewide Prosecution Bureau, Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit, in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney following a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Rivera-Marin fraudulently collected $11,384 in unemployment benefits from April 2020 through August 2020. Rivera-Marin was working and failed to report her wages while she was collecting the unemployment benefits.
Rivera-Marin was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond. She is scheduled to appear in Superior Court, G.A. No. 15, New Britain, on June 28, 2023. The charges against Rivera-Marin are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent unless and until she is found guilty.
Unemployment Compensation Fraud in excess of $500 is a Class D felony punishable by not less than 1 year nor more than 5 years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine. Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community is a Class B felony punishable by not less than 1 year nor more than 20 years in prison and/or up to a $15,000 fine.
The case is being prosecuted by the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit, which was established under a partnership between the Division of Criminal Justice and the state Department of Labor to investigate and prosecute alleged fraud in the unemployment compensation program. It is financed with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.