STAMFORD, Conn. – A Stamford man was arrested Tuesday on charges of illegally collecting nearly $8,000 in unemployment benefits in Connecticut while working a steady job in New York City, according to the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office.
Ryan MacNamara, 31, of 99 Harpsichord Turnpike, faces one misdemeanor count each of fourth-degree larceny and unemployment compensation fraud, according to authorities.
MacNamara is accused of accepting $7,755 in unemployment benefits between October 2013 and April 2014, while he was actually employed with a New York business, according to the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office. The name of the New York business was not released.
According to authorities, MacNamara was released on a promise to appear after his arrest Tuesday. He is to appear in New Britain Superior Court on July 14.
If convicted, MacNamara could face up to one year in prison and up to a $2,000 for each count.