A Waterbury man is accused of collecting thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits while he was serving time in prison.
According to the state Division of Criminal Justice, 35-year-old Donald Dyer collected $10,553 in unemployment compensation benefits while in prison. Investigators allege that Dyer and his ex-wife conspired to continue collecting benefits even though he was unable to work.
Officials say Dyer and his ex-wife discussed their plans during multiple recorded phone conversations while he was incarcerated.
Dyer was charged with Larceny in the first degree by defrauding a public community, conspiracy to commit larceny in the first degree by defrauding a public community, and felony unemployment compensation fraud.
He was issued a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on April 10.