Linden Man Charged With Defrauding Unemployment Program

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TRENTON – A Linden man is charged with stealing almost $19,000 from the state uninsurance fund by collecting benefits he wasn’t entitled to, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced last week.

John K. Calhoun, 45, was charged in an Aug. 5 state grand jury indictment with third-degree theft by deception and fourth-degree unsworn falsification.  The indictment alleges that Calhoun was earning wages while collecting on unemployment insurance benefits claims that he filed for in February 2003 and February 2004.

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The indictment charges that, as a result of failing to notify the Department of Labor and Workforce Development of his earnings, Calhoun allegedly stole $18,942 in unemployment insurance benefits.

Third-degree crimes carry a sentence of up to five years in state prison and a fine of up to $15,000, while fourth-degree crimes carry a sentence of up to 18 months in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.


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