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A Groton man was arrested Friday on charges he illegally collected more than $11,000 in unemployment compensation benefits, according to the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office.
Eric R. Zimmerman, 35, of 20 Tacoma Court was charged with one count each of first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud.
The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit of the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office following a complaint by the state labor department.
Zimmerman is accused of underreporting his work earnings in order to collect $11,824 in unemployment benefits from January 2011 to March 2013.
Free on a $10,000 non-surety bond, Zimmerman is due to appear Sept. 11 in New Britain Superior Court.