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Three convicted of Ala. unemployment compensation fraud

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Several Alabamians are now convicts after being found guilty of bilking the state and taxpayers out of money through unemployment compensation fraud.

Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees made the announcement Wednesday after the successful prosecution of each.

The three convicts are identified as Angela Oden, of Tuscaloosa; Tony Fitzpatrick, of Tuskegee, and David Mahaffey, Jr., of Oxford.

Oden was found guilty of taking $1,200 in benefits she didn't deserve. She was sentenced to six months in jail, but that order was suspended for two years.

Fitzpatrick was found guilty of taking $1,900 and was sentenced to six months of jail time, as well. The judge then suspended that time for one year.

Mahaffey, Jr. took nearly $4,500 and was ordered to spend a year in jail. That sentence was suspended for two years.

Each will also have to pay restitution and court costs.

If you think someone is committing unemployment compensation fraud, call the Dept. of Industrial Relations at 1-800-392-8019.

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