ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Columbus woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges she received unemployment benefits while she had a job.
Carrie Gilkie Hughes, 51, entered the plea during a hearing in U. S. District Court in Aberdeen Monday.
Hughes faces a five-count indictment that she received nearly $10,000 in benefits she asked for even though she was working for Abilityworks, Inc.
Hughes pleaded guilty to one count of the indictment.
She remains free on a $5,000 bond until her sentencing.