CSAO: Bridgeport Woman Charged with Submitting Bogus Documents in Bid for Leniency from Court

Bridgeport Woman Charged with Submitting Bogus Documents in Bid for Leniency from Court

A Bridgeport woman was arrested today and charged with fabricating documents in an attempt to win more favorable treatment from the judge weighing disposition of her earlier arrest for illegally collecting Unemployment Compensation.

CHRISTIE M. GRAY, age 41, of 96 Rainbow Road, Bridgeport, was arrested by Inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count of Fabricating Physical Evidence and three counts of Forgery in the Second Degree.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Gray was arrested in April 2015 and charged with fraudulently collecting approximately $2,946 in unemployment benefits in 2014. The warrant alleges that Gray submitted three forged documents to the New Britain Superior Court judge presiding over the Unemployment Compensation fraud case in an attempt to obtain a more favorable disposition of the case.

Gray was arraigned on the latest charges today in New Britain Superior Court where bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety and the case continued until June 15, 2017. The charges are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent unless and until she is found guilty.

Fabricating Physical Evidence and Forgery in the Second Degree are Class D felonies punishable by not less than 1 year nor more than 5 years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine on each count.

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 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 in this investigation from the Branford Police Department.

Content Last Modified on 5/11/2017 2:35:13 PM