Stamford Woman Arrested for Unemployment Fraud

Kawana Brickhouse (Photo provided CT Division of Criminal Justice)

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Stamford woman is facing larceny and fraud charges today after illegally collecting more than $23,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits.

Police say 37-year-old Kawana Brickhouse was arrested after a complaint was made by the Connecticut Department of Labor. Investigators with the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit found Brickhouse had been collecting benefits between February of 2011 and July of 2013, even though she was employed through temp agencies.

Both of Brickhouse’s charges – Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud – are both felonies. Brickwood faces prison time and/or fines if she is convicted.

Brickhouse is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court next Thursday, February 18th.

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