By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Lawrence County inmate was sentenced for allegedly getting almost $14,000 in connection with pandemic unemployment benefits.

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Tylan Huddleston was sentenced to six months followed by two years of supervised release on a federal fraud charge.

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He’s accused of working with another person to get the benefits while he was in the Lawrence County Jail and awaiting trial on state charges.

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Prosecutors have said thousands of inmates statewide filed for over $100 million in coronavirus unemployment benefits.