A Family Affair

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Unemployment Fraud  /  Comments Off

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Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Mother and Daughter from Newark Sentenced in Unemployment Benefits Scam,” written by Thomas Zambito and published by NJ.com on February 18, 2014.

NEWARK — A mother and daughter from Newark have each been sentenced to 15 years in prison for scamming the state’s unemployment benefits fund out of nearly $600,000, prosecutors say.

Janice Allen, 57, and her daugther, Janice Dilligard, 37, were sentenced in Mercer County on Friday. They were convicted in December on charges they filed phony unemployment benefit claims for relatives and others, some of whom were dead.

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Tough Love

By   /  March 4, 2014  /  Fraud of the Day, Unemployment Fraud  /  Comments Off

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.

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Kansas unemployment payment fraud, recoveries on the rise

By   /  February 18, 2014  /  Kansas, Unemployment Fraud, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

NEW LEGISLATION: A bill passed last year is helping the state recover more funds because of administrative lien and levy powers.

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 [...]

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No More Crimes without Fines

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Fraud of the Day, Unemployment Fraud  /  Comments Off

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.

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Ready, Willing and Able to Defraud

By   /  December 6, 2013  /  Fraud of the Day, Unemployment Fraud  /  Comments Off

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.

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