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Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Veteran Benefits

A Wayne, Maine, man has pleaded guilty to illegally receiving veterans unemployment benefits while he had a job.

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    Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Veteran Benefits
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    A Wayne, Maine, man has pleaded guilty to illegally receiving veterans unemployment benefits while he had a job.

    Lawrence Stewart pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to charge of theft of public money.

    Prosecutors say the 48-year-old Stewart received more than $54,000 in benefits to which he was not entitled between August 2011 and January.

    Stewart was earning $6,200 a month through his job at one point while collecting more than $3,300 a month in unemployability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Prosecutors say Stewart was entitled to receive about $1,800 monthly in disability benefits, but not unemployability benefits.

    Stewart is free on personal recognizance.
     

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