NEW BRITAIN — A New Britain landscaper was arrested on Friday and charged with using an invalid social security number to fraudulently collect more than $10,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits, police said.
Julian Salazar, 62, of 200 Smith St., Apt. 1, in New Britain, was arrested by Inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count each of Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the unit following a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Salazar, who is employed by a Simsbury landscaping business, fraudulently collected approximately $10,446 in unemployment benefits from December 2010 through February 2013 by using an invalid Social Security number.
He was arraigned today in New Britain Superior Court, G.A. No. 15, where bond was set at $20,000 cash or surety and the case was continued until April 14, 2016.