A Newton man faces a felony charge for allegedly fraudulently obtaining unemployment insurance benefits over an eight-month period last year.
Casey L. Sliger, 36, was charged with second degree fraudulent practices, a Class D felony, for allegedly collecting unemployment insurance payments at the same time he was working and collecting wages.
According to police, Sliger allegedly established an unemployment benefit claim with Iowa Workforce Development last year. Between April 7, 2012 and Dec. 8, 2012 Sliger allegedly certified that he was totally or partially unemployed which allowed him to collect approximately $6,690 in unemployment insurance benefits.
During the time period, however, Sliger was employed by Concrete Technologies and collecting wages, theh complaint states. He was given several opportunities to appeal Iowa Workforce Development's findings in the case, "but he failed to respond to notices."
Sliger was located at his residence in Newton at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday and taken to the Jasper County Jail.