CSAO: Bridgeport Woman Charged with Larceny, Unemployment Compensation Fraud

Bridgeport Woman Charged with Larceny, Unemployment Compensation Fraud

A Bridgeport woman was arrested today and charged with fraudulently collecting almost $10,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits.

LISA A. ROLSTON, age 45, of 32 Beechwood Avenue, 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 each of Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud.

The arrest is the result of an investigation into a complaint from the Connecticut Department of Labor, which administers the Unemployment Compensation program.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Rolston grossly under-reported the wages she earned working at a Norwalk supermarket allowing her to fraudulently collect approximately $9,541 in unemployment benefits from October 2012 through May 2015.

Rolston was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court, G.A. No. 15, on October 12, 2017. The charges are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent unless and until she 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 fraud in the Unemployment Compensation program. It is financed with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.



Content Last Modified on 10/6/2017 10:41:54 AM