A man from North Jersey has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for illegally obtaining more than $450,000 in unemployment insurance benefits.

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U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger says 30-year-old Maurice Mills of Union previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud. He was sentenced on Thursday.

According to court documents, between August and September of 2020, Mills submitted fraudulent unemployment insurance benefit applications to the State of New York using the names of other individuals. As a result, Mills illegally received over $450,000 in benefits.

In addition to the prison term, Mills was sentenced to three years of supervised release and he was ordered to pay over $486,000 in restitution.

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