Gainesville man accused of collecting jobless benefits while working


Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10:07 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10:07 a.m.

A Gainesville man has been charged with collecting unemployment compensation while he was working.

Shamond A. Williams., 28, of 654 Queens Road, was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with obtaining unemployment compensation by fraud.

In an affidavit, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity investigator Sheffield Anderson set out the case against Williams. According to Anderson, Williams collected $3,345 in state unemployment between April and August, 2010 while he was working for Remedy Intelligent Staffing Inc. and being paid $8,658.

In the arrest affidavit, Anderson wrote that Williams used the agency’s phone reporting and Internet reporting systems to “state that he had received no wages or remuneration … in order to obtain unemployment compensation benefits to which he was not entitled.”

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