Waterbury Woman Accused of Fraudulently Collecting Unemployment Benefits

Irma M. Santana (Photo provided by the Office of the Chief State's Attorney)
Irma M. Santana (Photo provided by the Office of the Chief State's Attorney)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) РA 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.

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