Nashua man sentenced for unemployment compensation fraud

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CONCORD — Julio Romero of Nashua, New Hampshire, recently pled guilty and was sentenced in Hillsborough County Superior Court on one count of unemployment compensation fraud.

Romero was convicted of knowingly failing to disclose his employment and earnings to the Department of Employment Security in order to obtain or increase his unemployment compensation benefits.

As a result of providing false information, Romero received $10,670 in unemployment compensation benefits that he was not entitled to.

Romero was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections, all deferred for a period of 12 months, and further suspended for a period of three years thereafter, conditioned on good behavior; the payment of restitution and penalties totaling $12,804.

He is disqualified from receiving unemployment compensation benefits for 52 weeks.

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