Coventry woman pleads guilty to fraudulently

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Coventry woman pleaded guilty Monday to fraudulently applying and receiving COVID unemployment benefits.

Deanna Alston, 34, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a federal court.

According to prosecutors, Alston was collecting unemployment benefits in Rhode Island, fraudulently filed unemployment claims in Pennsylvania and California.

Prosecutors said Alston collected more than $17,000 she was not entitled too.

Alston will be sentenced in February of 2023.

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