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Bridgeport Man Charged With Unemployment Fraud

A Bridgeport man was charged with fraudulently collecting nearly $21,000 in unemployment benefits.
A Bridgeport man was charged with fraudulently collecting nearly $21,000 in unemployment benefits. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man was charged with fraudulently collecting nearly $21,000 in unemployment benefits while working for the YWCA of Greenwich, according to the office of the Chief State's Attorney.

Sean Northrop, 49, was arrested on Friday and charged with one count each of first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud. He was arrested by the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit of the office of the Chief State's Attorney following a complaint by the Department of Labor, which administers the Unemployment Compensation program.

According to his arrest warrant, Northtrop under-reported his wages while working at the YWCA of Greenwich, allowing him to fraudulently collect $20,968 in unemployment benefits between May 2010 and June 2013.

Northtrop was released on a $10,000 bond and will appear in court May 11. If convicted he could face up to 25 years in prison.

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