Killingly woman arrested for under-reporting wage & collecting unemployment benefits

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KILLINGLY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Killingly woman was arrested today for illegally collecting more than $11,000 in unemployment compensation benefits.

The 30-year-old woman, Betsy Bransfield of Dayville, was arrested by Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney following a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor.

According to the CT Division of Criminal Justice, the arrest warrant affidavit shows Bransfield was working for a donut shop when she under-reported the wages she earned allowing her to fraudulently collect approximately $11,710 in unemployment benefits from Dec. 2011 through Oct. 2014. She was charged with one count each of larceny in the first-degree by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud.

Bransfield was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Nov. 22.