Newington man charged with stealing unemployment compensation

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NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – A Newington man is facing charges for illegally collecting almost $5000 in unemployment compensation.   Christopher Commins, 28, is charged with Larceny in the First Degree.  According to the affidavit, Commins illegally collected $4,849 in unemployment benefits from April 2012 through June 2013 when he had a job.  Commins was released on a $10,000 bond and is due back in court on May 7.

Commins faces a maximum of 20 years and prison and up to a $15,000 fine. The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney following a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor.


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