NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A man who stole another man’s identity and used it to collect nearly $22,000 in unemployment benefits was sentenced to five months in prison on Thursday.
Mynor Cambara, 26, of Lamberton Street, New Haven, also received two years of conditional discharge. Cambara was charged with one count each of larceny in the first degree by defrauding a public community, felony unemployment compensation fraud and identity theft in the first degree.
He used a Florida man’s social security number to collect unemployment benefits between Nov. 12, 2009, and April 7, 2013. The theft was discovered when the man was denied unemployment benefits in Florida.
Cambara could have forced more time. Larceny in the first degree by defrauding a public community and identity theft in the first degree are Class B felonies punishable by one to 20 years in prison and/or up to a $15,000 fine. Unemployment compensation fraud in excess of $500 is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine.