Two Gadsden women pleaded guilty in Etowah County Circuit Court to unemployment compensation fraud, according to a news release from the Alabama Department of Labor.
Dina Crocton pleased guilty to fourth-degree theft of property and was sentenced to one year in jail (which was suspended) and two years of supervised probation.
An investigation by the Labor Department’s Benefit Payment Control Section determined that she received a total of $5,163 in benefits to which she was not entitled.
Carla L. Breaux-Snow pleaded guilty to second-degree theft by deception and was sentenced to a year in jail (also suspended) and a year of supervised probation.
An investigation found she received $1,309 in benefits to which she wasn’t entitled.
Both women also were ordered to pay victim’s assessment fees, court costs and restitution in the amount of benefits received illegally.
Suspected unemployment compensation fraud may be reported to the Alabama Department of Labor by calling 1-800-392-8019.