CSAO: Bridgeport Woman Sent to Prison in Unemployment Compensation Fraud Case

Bridgeport Woman Sent to Prison in Unemployment Compensation Fraud Case

A Bridgeport woman will serve 2 ½ years in prison for cheating the Unemployment Compensation system and then fabricating documents in a bid to win more favorable treatment when the case went to court.

CHRISTIE M. GRAY, age 41, of 96 Rainbow Road, Bridgeport, pled guilty Thursday in New Britain Superior Court to one count of Larceny in the Third Degree and count of Forgery in the Second Degree.

Superior Court Judge Joan K. Alexander sentenced Gray to a total effective sentence of 2 ½ years in prison followed by 2 ½ years of special parole. The judge also ordered that Gray not be employed in a position involving the finances of a person or organization.

Gray was arrested in April 2015 by the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with fraudulently collecting $2,946 in unemployment benefits in 2014. She was arrested again this year and charged with submitting fabricated documents to the court in an attempt to obtain a more favorable disposition of the Unemployment Compensation fraud case.

Both cases were 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.



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