By Dexter Sanford –

A federal grand jury in Boston on Monday indicted Alan Neal Scott, 68, of Melrose on four counts of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud and five counts of aggravated identity theft.

Over the course of the last six years, Scott submitted numerous fraudulent unemployment insurance claims with the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance.

He submitted these claims using his own identity as well as the identities of various individuals, including some who were not eligible for unemployment benefits.

The indictment Monday also alleges that Scott submitted fraudulent pandemic unemployment insurance claims in the names of others.