CSAO: Torrington Man Charged With Larceny, Unemployment Compensation Fraud

Torrington Man Charged With Larceny, Unemployment Compensation Fraud

A Torrington man was arrested today and charged with illegally collecting more than $12,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits.

RONALD ROXBURGH, age 58, whose last known address was 68 New Litchfield Street,  Torrington, was charged with one count of Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community and one count of Unemployment Compensation Fraud.

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, Roxburgh fraudulently collected approximately  $12,503 in unemployment benefits from May 28, 2011, through May 12, 2012, when he was in fact employed. The warrant further alleges that Roxburgh collected benefits under his Social Security number while reporting the income he earned under a relative’s Social Security number.

Roxburgh was released on a promise to appear in New Britain Superior Court, G.A. No. 15, on April 22, 2014. The charges against Roxburgh 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 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.  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.



Content Last Modified on 4/11/2014 12:52:51 PM