NY woman arrested for using Maryland woman’s ID to collect on unemployment in CT

Arrest of Alice M. Lemboe (Photo): CT Criminal Justice Department

Conn. (WTNH) — A New York woman was arrested today and charged with using a Maryland woman’s identity to illegally collect more than $2,000 in unemployment compensation benefits from the state of Connecticut.

CT Division of Criminal Justice says that Alice M. Lemboe was arrested by Inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count of larceny in the first-degree by defrauding a public community, one count of identity theft in the third-degree, and one count of felony unemployment compensation fraud.

The arrest is the result of an investigation into a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Lemboe fraudulently collected approximately $2,080 in unemployment benefits in July and Aug. 2016 using the personal identifying information of a Maryland woman.

According to the warrant, Lemboe also sold the Maryland woman’s information to a Connecticut woman who was not legally authorized to work in the United States. The Connecticut woman subsequently gave a statement to investigators indicating that she was required to pay Lemboe $300 per month for use of the information, the warrant alleges.

Lemboe was arrested by the Brigantine, New Jersey, Police Department, as a fugitive from justice and extradited today to Connecticut where she was arraigned in New Britain Superior Court. Her bond was set at $10,000 and the case was continued until Dec. 22, 2016.