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Video Star

Some people will do just about anything to be a movie star. Moving across the country to Hollywood, selling possessions to fund the trip, and working multiple jobs to foot the bill for the dream of leaving a legacy on the big screen. A...

Big Government: In Jail and Getting Unemployment? Yep.

The Big Government Blog article states that, ''According to an official in the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) about 75-135 jailed individuals receive unemployment insurance on a monthly basis.'' It also mentions that the DWD Deputy Administrator Andrea Reid deemed about half of...

Guest Writer: Grant Bosse

NH Man Collects $12,000 in Unemployment Benefits after Getting New Job (Laconia, NH? The good news is that Michael Monti found a new job. The bad news is that he kept filing for state unemployment benefits, and the state found out. New Hampshire authorities prosecuted Monti...

Illinois Man Collects Unemployment Insurance Benefits While Earning Paycheck

Today's Fraud of the Day describes the case of an Alton, Illinois man, who was sentenced to five years of probation for defrauding the unemployment insurance program. (He got off easy if you ask me.) Unemployment insurance fraud happens when someone makes a false...

Seeing Clearly

There are people who love to create a haze around their fraudulent acts so that government officials can't see what is going on. A Rhode Island woman tried to hide behind the state 's unemployment benefits voice response system and failed to provide accurate...

No Job? No Problem!

Most unemployment fraud stories are simple: the fraudsters say they aren't working while they really are. Boom, done. But no no, the fraud is getting more complicated, as we'll see in today's Fraud of the Day from the Sentinel-standard.com. The article reports...

Define ”Unemployed”…

I've said it once and I'll say it again: Being unemployed as a result of incarceration does not entitle you to collect welfare. (But some people just won't listen!) According to a press release published by the Nevada Attorney General's office, a Las Vegas...

The $434 Million ”Oops…”

This fraud of the day chronicles a commendable investigation by ABC15 of Arizona. Compelled by the plight of the state's unemployed, who have had an increasingly difficult time making ends-meet, the investigators obtained records showing that ''many people receiving benefits in Arizona are not...

Hand in the Cookie Jar

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) exists to promote economic growth within the state by linking businesses with a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. They also have the responsibility to make sure that people, who are collecting unemployment benefits while searching for a job,...

Triple-Dipping

When you think of triple-dipping, perhaps ice cream cones with your favorite flavors come to mind. A Chicago Tribune story tells about how a man triple-dipped by stealing unemployment benefits from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI-DLT) while working two other...

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