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      Local prosecutions for claiming false benefits

      The Alabama Department of Labor has successfully prosecuted several area people, who were charged with violating the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law by making false statements in claims for benefits:

      Arika D. Walker, of Columbiana, received $1,926 in benefits to which she was not entitled. Walker pled guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was suspended for two years pending restitution, and two years of unsupervised probation.

      Derrick L. Slaughter, of Birmingham, received a $2,533 in benefits to which he was not entitled. Slaughter pled guilty and was sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended for two years pending restitution, and given two years of probation. He was also ordered to pay court costs and restitution in the amount of benefits received illegally.

      Charles Hilyer, of Birmingham, received $4,660 in benefits to which he was not entitled. Hilyer pled guilty and was sentenced to 12 months in jail, which was suspended for two years, pending restitution. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of benefits received illegally.

      King Hutchinson, of Auburn, received a total of $2,560 in benefits to which he was not entitled. Hutchinson pled guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was suspended. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

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