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A convicted killer, 26-year-old Anthony Garcia, raked in more than $30,000 in unemployment benefits while he sat in the Los Angeles County jail! Garcia had family and friends cashing his $1,600-per-month checks while he served time and his accomplices would then deposit a portion of the money into Garcia's jail account and shared the cash with Garcia's fellow incarcerated gang members. Police arrested Garcia's father, 47-year-old Juan Garcia, and girlfriends 45-year-old Sandra Jaimez and 25-year-old Cynthia Limas on unemployment fraud and related charges. Capt. Mike Parker, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said, "It's pretty appalling when you think about somebody sitting in jail collecting unemployment." Amazingly, Garcia was caught for murder after officers picked him up during a routine traffic stop on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and photographed him. Later, a detective familiar with an unsolved 2004 murder outside a Pico Rivera liquor store was flipping through photos and was stunned to see the crime scene tattooed in precise detail across Garcia's chest!
(Los Angeles Times)