A New Britain man is accused of collecting almost $70,000 in unemployment benefits by using other people's social security numbers, Connecticut's criminal justice division said.
Guillermo Salazar, 38, faces one count of first degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud.
Between Oct. 2007 and September 2012, Salazar collected $69,384 using three different social security numbers. One number was invalid, one belonged to a Pennsylvania woman who died and one that belonged to a woman in Texas, according to a warrant.
Salazar was arraigned and held on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Mar. 1.
He could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $15,000 fine for defrauding and a maximum of five years and a $5,000 fine for compensation fraud.