Man pleads no contest to wrongly collecting unemployment

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Pawtucket man has pleaded no contest to collecting more than $7,000 in unemployment benefits even though he had a job.

The attorney general’s office says 42-year-old Frank Haworth pleaded no contest on Friday to obtaining money under false pretenses. He was sentenced to four years of probation and ordered to pay restitution.

Prosecutors say that Haworth was working at a woodworking company at the same time he was collecting unemployment benefits for more than two years, from March 2009 to October 2011.

The attorney general’s office says the office has charged more than 30 people with unemployment insurance benefit fraud in the last year.

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