CSAO: New Haven Man Charged With Larceny, Unemployment Compensation Fraud, Identity Theft

New Haven Man Charged With Larceny, Unemployment Compensation Fraud, Identity Theft

A New Haven man was arrested today and charged with illegally collecting more than $21,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits.

MYNOR CAMBARA, age 26, of 122 Lamberton Street, New Haven, was charged with one count each of Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community, Felony Unemployment Compensation Fraud, and Identity Theft in the First Degree.

The arrest is the result of an investigation 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, Cambara collected approximately $21,728 in benefits between November 12, 2009 and April 7, 2013, by using a Social Security number assigned to a Florida man. The man contacted the Connecticut labor department after his claim for benefits in Florida was denied because benefits were being paid under his Social Security number in Connecticut.

Cambara was arrested by Inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit. He was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court, G.A. No. 15, New Britain, on February 20, 2014.

The charges against Cambara are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent unless and until he is found guilty. 

Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community and Identity Theft in the First Degree are Class B felonies punishable by not less than one year nor more than 20 years in prison and/or up to a $15,000 fine. Unemployment Compensation Fraud in excess of $500 is a Class D felony punishable by not less than 1 year nor more than 5 years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

The case is being prosecuted by the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit, which was established under a partnership between the Division of Criminal Justice and the Department of Labor to investigate and prosecute alleged fraud in the unemployment compensation program. It is financed with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. The unit is grateful for the assistance it received from the U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General.



Content Last Modified on 2/10/2014 4:04:56 PM