Middlebury man charged with illegally collecting unemployment

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Middlebury man has been arrested for allegedly fraudulently collecting unemployment.

Officials say 51-year-old Bruce Reding collected $6,544 in unemployment benefits from May 2013 to August 2013 while he was in fact employed.

The Fenn Road man is charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud. He was released on $10,000 bond and is due in New Britain Superior Court on December 22.

If convicted of both felonies, Reding could get up to 25 years in prison and be fined up to $20,000.

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