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Greenwich Man Charged With Cheating Unemployment Out Of $11K

A Greenwich man has been charged with fraudulently collecting $11,000 in unemployment benefits.
A Greenwich man has been charged with fraudulently collecting $11,000 in unemployment benefits. Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- A Greenwich man has been charged with fraudulently collecting more than $11,000 in unemployment benefits, according to the office of the Chief State's Attorney.

Marcus Deloatch, 53, was arrested Monday and charged with one count each of first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud.

An investigation was launched by the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit of the office of the Chief State's Attorney after a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor, which administers the Unemployment Compensation program. According to the arrest warrant, Deloatch under-reported earnings he received from a Stamford moving company in order to fraudulently collected $11,176 in unemployment benefits between April 2012 and May 2015.

Deloatch was released on a $10,000 bond and will appear in court on May 17. If convicted, he could face up to 25 years in prison.

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