State Charges Newington Man Collected Unemployment Comp From Jail
HARTFORD (CBS Connecticut) — State prosecutors say a Newington man collected more than $6,800 in unemployment benefits while he was in jail. They say 36-year-old Richard Hoegemann was incarcerated for violation of probation between February and June of last year, but collected $6,834 in unemployment benefits during that time.
The Chief State’s Attorney’s Office Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit points out that in order to collect workers’ comp, a claimant must be available for work.
Hoegemann is charged with first degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and unemployment compensation fraud.