A Woburn man will be arraigned on charges he collected unemployment while working full time next month in Boston Municipal Court.
According to Attorney General Martha Coakley, five people collected over $100,000 in unemployment benefits resulting in the recent fraud charges.
“We allege these defendants collected unemployment benefits while continuing to work in violation of the law,” said Coakley. “Unemployment fraud puts a strain on the system and the detection, investigation, and prosecution of these crimes are important to deter fraud and return these funds back to the commonwealth.”
A complaint was filed against Thomas Kineavy, 44, of Woburn, on 34 charges of unemployment fraud and two counts of larceny over $250.
According to authorities, Kineavy received unemployment benefits from the state between June 2009 and October 2010 while he was allegedly working full time. Authorities allege Kineavy fraudulently collected unemployment benefits totaling more than $17,000 while earning approximately $35,000 through his employment.
Kineavy will be arraigned in Boston on Oct. 25.