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Columbus woman pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 12/16/2013 4:49 pm
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.
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