Man indicted for submitting falsified records to receive PUA benefits

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George Chambers Jr. was indicted Tuesday for submitting falsified records as part of his claim submission for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

This program assists thousands of individuals whose jobs have been impacted by the
coronavirus.

The grand jury returned a True Bill for Forgery as a Third Degree Felony, Tampering with
Public Records as a Third Degree Felony, two counts of Unsworn Falsification of Record as
a Misdemeanor, and one charge of Unsworn Falsification of Record as a Misdemeanor.

A grand jury is made up of 16-23 members of the community who hear evidence and decide whether there is reasonable cause to believe that an accused has committed a crime. At least 12 grand jury members must agree that reasonable cause exists in order to return a True Bill.

The defendant will enter a formal plea of ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ at his arraignment hearing
which is expected to take place in the next couple weeks.

(AG News Release)

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