2 sentenced for collecting prisoner's unemployment
Last Updated: 262 days ago
LOS ANGELES - Two people who collected unemployment benefits for an imprisoned Southern California killer will end up behind bars themselves.
The Los Angeles Times says a Norwalk judge on Tuesday sentenced Juan Garcia and Sandra Jaimez to five years each in prison. They were ordered to repay more than $20,000 bilked from the state.
Another woman earlier pleaded guilty.
Authorities say that for nearly two years they cashed unemployment checks and submitted change of address forms for Garcia's son, Anthony, who's serving 65 years to life for killing a man at a liquor store.
Authorities say they kept some money for themselves and sent the rest to Anthony Garcia and other imprisoned gang members.
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