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New Britain Man Arrested for Fraud


NEW BRITAIN — A New Britain man was arrested on Friday and charged with illegally collecting more than $20,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits, state officials said.

XHEVDET RRAHIMI (also spelled Rrahami), 37, of 30 Seymour Rd in New Britain, was charged with one count  first-degree larceny because he alleged defrauding a public community and for unemployment compensation fraud, according to the office of the Chief State’s Attorney.

First degree larceny by defrauding the community is a class B felony punishable by not less than one year nor more than 20 years in prison and/or up to a $15,000 fine.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the 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 arrest warrant affidavit, Rrahimi fraudulently collected approximately  $20,816 in unemployment benefits between June 2011 and October 2012, when, in fact, he was employed.

Unemployment benefits have been designated as economic support for individuals who have become unemployed through no fault of their own. The benefits are funded by employers doing business in Connecticut.

Rrahimi was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 8, 2014, in Superior Court, G.A. No. 15, New Britain.

 

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