This is a local story for me that I wanted to share with the fan page. Anthony Garcia is in jail for murder. And he was collecting more than $30,000 in unemployment insurance benefits while in jail. The benefits had been paid out from October 2008 to March 2010.
So how does someone collect unemployment when they are in jail? Well he had his father and two girlfriends apply and give him the money. The money was used to fund a criminal gang. Garcia’s father is also part of a gang.
The three suspects involved in the fraud have been arraigned today March 5, 2012 in Whittier Court.
KTLA: “Theft, drug sales, and violent crimes are an integral part of the gang culture,” said Sergeant Kevin Lloyd, Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. “We will continue to go wherever gang members and their associates commit their crimes. Our goal is to reduce violence and solve crimes.”
For more information on the case, head on over to KTLA.