Murderer Got $30,000 In Unemployment Benefits While Jailed, Police Say

Claire Gordon
Anthony Garcia murderer unemployment benefits
Anthony Garcia murderer unemployment benefits

Anthony Garcia first made the papers in April last year, when he was arrested for a 2004 murder thanks to an incredibly detailed depiction of the crime inked across his torso. Now his tattooed chest is making headlines again. While in the Los Angeles County jail system, Garcia allegedly had family and friends collect over $30,000 of his unemployment benefits. The money was used to aid gang activities, according to a spokesman for the county sheriff's department.

Garcia purportedly received $1,600 a month in unemployment insurance between October 2008 and March 2010. His girlfriend, his father, and his father's girlfriend deposited part of the money into Garcia's jail account, and part of it into the accounts of Garcia's fellow jailed gang members, Mike Parker, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, told the Los Angeles Times.