8 accused of posing as vets to collect benefits in Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS – Federal prosecutors say eight people in Colorado Springs posed as veterans to collect fradulent unemployment benefits.
Colorado’s U.S. Attorney says that six men and two women collected some $214,000 in unemployment benefits designated for veterans. Five of the people charged once served in the military, but prosecutors say those five were fraudulently applying for benefits for others.
The eight are accused of submitting false names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth. They’ve been charged with conspiracy and receipt of stolen government property.
Those indicted earlier this month are: Eric G. Adams, Renita L. Blunt, Conslyn L. Hall, Earl L. Hall, Jermaine L. Hall, Demetrius L. Harper, Corey D. Ladson and Terrance R. Wray.
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