Dept. of Labor and Training employee to plead guilty to fraud

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A former Department of Labor and Training employee has agreed to plead guilty to several federal charges.

Ambulai Sheku, 37, of Providence, will plead guilty to conspiracy, theft of government funds and computer fraud.

Officials say Sheku used his position at the DLT to make changes to benefit recipients’ files, distributing more than $500,000 of unemployment insurance benefits.