Posts Tagged ‘unemployment payment’

Convicted Killer Received Unemployment While In Jail, Unaware of New Tax Laws

March 5, 2012

Authorities say a convicted killer who gained notoriety for having an incriminating murder scene tattooed on his chest received unemployment benefits while he was in jail.

Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said Saturday that Anthony Garcia, nicknamed “Chopper,” received more than $30,000 in fraudulent unemployment while in Los Angeles County jail from 2008 to 2010.

Parker says Garcia’s father and two girlfriends would get the checks then cash them and deposit the money in the inmate accounts of Garcia and fellow gang members.

When informed of recent IRS changes and increased taxes on  unemployment payments, Chopper once again  documented the scene of the crime   .