West Haven man arrested for illegally collecting unemployment benefits

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A West Haven man was arrested today and charged with fraudulently collecting more than $7,000 in unemployment compensation benefits.

Samuel Andujar was arrested by Inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count each of larceny in the first-degree by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud.

The arrest was the result of an investigation into a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Andujar grossly under-reported his wages in order to fraudulently collect approximately $7,352 in unemployment benefits from Sept. 2012 through June 2013.

Andujar was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court Oct. 4, 2016.