A New Jersey business owner has been charged with stealing nearly $57,000 in unemployment benefits.
The attorney general's office announced Friday that Mary G. Rapkowicz has been indicted on charges related to benefit fraud.
Authorities say the 56-year-old Point Pleasant resident applied for unemployment benefits while allegedly concealing that she was receiving income from her own company.
The indictment alleges that Rapkowicz collected $56,925 in unemployment benefits from September 2009 through August 2011. During that time, prosecutors say she failed to disclose that she owned the Center for Dental and Medical Training, which provided her with income. Authorities charge that Rapkowicz incorporated the company in August 2009 and applied for unemployment benefits the following month.
A message left for her attorney was not immediately returned.