Willie Carter, 23, of Paulsboro, pleaded guilty by videoconference to a wire fraud charge on Tuesday, Nov. 8, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.
According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court: From July 2020 to October 2020, Carter submitted fraudulent unemployment insurance benefit applications to various states.
The charge of wire fraud is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of the greater of $250,000, twice the gross profits to Carter or twice the gross loss suffered by the victims, whichever is greatest.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 14, 2023.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Kogan of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Cybercrime Unit in Newark.
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