WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – A Waterbury woman is accused of scamming the unemployment system. Irma Santana was arrested by inspectors from the unemployment compensation fraud unit Thursday, and charged with illegally collecting almost $3,000 in unemployment compensation benefits.
The arrest is the result of an investigation into a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Santana fraudulently collected approximately $2,720 in unemployment benefits from February through June 2015 when, in fact, she was working at a Waterbury company.
Santana was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court, on October 18, 2016.