Hartford Man Accused of Unemployment Compensation Fraud

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    A Hartford man was arrested today and charged with illegally collecting over $15,000 in unemployment benefits.

    According to the state Division of Criminal Justice, Noland R. Goffe, 51, of 40 Preston Street in Hartford is accused of collecting unemployment compensation while he was employed.

    Goffe allegedly collected about $15,140 between Sept. 2011 and April 2012.

    He was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud.

    Goffe could serve a combined sentence of up to 25 years in prison and be fined as much as $20,000.

    He was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is due in court Aug. 22.