Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Ohio to Confiscate Jobless-benefit Fraudsters’ Federal Tax Refunds,” written by Catherine Candisky and published by The Columbus Dispatch on February 14, 2014.
If you’ve cheated to get jobless benefits, you may forgo your federal income-tax refund.
For the first time this year, Ohio will begin seizing federal refunds headed to Ohioans who have defrauded the unemployment compensation system, state officials announced yesterday.Read More →
By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — Good news, Kansans! Because of legislative changes passed last year, the state Department of Labor says it has managed to reclaim $17.1 million in unemployment insurance funds that were mistakenly paid out during fiscal year 2013.
While that figure marks an 18 percent increase compared to the previous [...]
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “New fine for unemployment fraud boosts state’s coffers” by Barbara Soderlin posted by Omaha World-Herald Monday, November 18, 2013.
Get caught cheating on your unemployment benefits, and you’ll have to do more than pay the money back. The Nebraska Department of Labor is now fining people who deliberately misstate earnings in a fraudulent attempt to collect benefits.
The 15 percent fine went into effect Oct. 1. In the first month it resulted in an extra $27,000 assessed in 278 cases of fraud, department officials said. The department expects to bring in an extra $200,000 to $250,000 per year because of the fines.Read More →
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on the article titled, “New London Woman Charged with Unemployment Fraud,” written by Karen Florin and published in TheDay.com on November 1, 2013.
NEW LONDON – State officials charged a New London woman today with illegally collecting more than $39,000 in unemployment compensation.
Yveline Louissaint, 33, whose last known address is 309 Crystal Ave., was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud.Read More →
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on the article titled, “127 Cons Got Jobless Pay Behind Bars,” written by John Zaremba and published in BostonHerald.com on October 5, 2013.
BOSTON – A staggering 127 state prison inmates have been caught stealing unemployment pay while behind bars in the past three years, labor department officials revealed yesterday after days of Herald inquiries — then admitted some of the cases were never passed on to the Attorney General’s office for prosecution.
“Not all the 127 cases were brought to the Attorney General’s office,” labor department spokeswoman Lauren Jones said, explaining that some offenders were simply ordered to repay the moneyRead More →