Three Charged in Unemployment Fraud

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    Three Connecticut men were arrested and charged today after allegedly collecting fraudulent unemployment benefits, police said. The cases are unrelated.

    Julio Angel Blas, Ruben A. Roberts and Candice N. Strickland were arrested and charged with larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud. According to police, the scams took place between 2008 and 2010.

    Police said Blas, 41, of 141 First Street in New Britain, fraudulently collected $12,190 in unemployment benefits from Dec. 2008 through May 2009.

    Roberts, 59, of 88 Conklin Road in Stafford Springs, collected $12,349 throughout 2010, according to police.

    Strickland, 29, of 25 Shultas Place in Hartford, collected $4,792 from Nov. 2009 through Nov. 2009, police said.

    All three were released on $10,000 bond and are due in court June 27.