WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A West Haven woman working as a dental hygienist in New Canaan was arrested Wednesday accused of illegally collecting roughly $18,000 in unemployment compensation funds. Christine Zampedri, 49, of West Haven, was charged with larceny and unemployment compensation fraud. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Zampedri fraudulently collected approximately $17,860 in unemployment benefits from January through August 2013, while she was working as a dental hygienist in New Canaan. The arrest is a result of an investigation into a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor. Her arrest was made by Inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, according to the State Department of Criminal Justice. Zampedri was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Aug. 30, 2016.
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