June 13, 2021

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Another arrest while attempting to cash a PUA check

The authorities arrested at 10:30 am on Saturday morning a man who allegedly intended to cash a check from the Department of Labor with a false identification, at the Banco Popular branch, located in the Rexville Town Center shopping center. in Bayamón

According to the information provided by the Police, 25-year-old Jean Rivas Negrón tried to cash a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) check for $ 1,576.

The case will be consulted with a prosecutor for the filing of the corresponding charges.

The authorities on the island have been investigating multiple fraud schemes to the Pandemic Unemployment Program and have already made multiple arrests and seized material and computers related to these scams. In fact, since the number of arrests increased, the number of applications to the program with the Department of Labor has decreased.

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