Plymouth town employee charged with first-degree larceny

Published on Friday, 4 May 2018 16:01
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PLYMOUTH - A Torrington woman was arrested Friday and charged with illegally collecting about $15,000 in unemployment compensation benefits while working for the town of Plymouth as a payroll clerk.

According to the arrest warrant, Christine L. Battis, 43, of 628 South Main St., Torrington, allegedly collected the unemployment benefits from March through August 2017.

When the town of Plymouth reported her wages to the Department of Labor, her social security number had been changed by one digit, which allegedly allowed her to continue to collect the benefits under her actual social security number, the warrant states.

Her arrest came after an investigation into a complaint by the Department of Labor.

Battis has been charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and felony unemployment compensation fraud. She was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on May 8.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth on Friday, 4 May 2018 16:01. Updated: Friday, 4 May 2018 16:03.