Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Millions Lost to Unemployment Fraud in Colorado

The state of Colorado is losing millions of dollars each year to unemployment fraud. But the key questions are? Who are the people committing unemployment fraud and what happens to them when they are caught? Denver's 9News.com recently investigated those very topics and learned...

Unemployment Funds End When You Get a Job

Prosecutors allege that a Dorchester, Massachusetts woman had three jobs and collected $31,486 from the Commonwealth's Department of Unemployment Assistance over a period of two years. The story comes from the Boston Herald, which reported that Joan M. McNeill pleaded not guilty to unemployment fraud...

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...

New Mexico Finally Prosecutes Fraud, a $16M Enterprise

The State of New Mexico has finally begun to crack down on unemployment fraud – after five years without a single prosecution? Not only that – state has reported that it detected $16 million in fraud last year alone! (You mean they are going...

Man Uses Undocumented Immigrants to Perpetrate $4.4 Million in Fraud

A man charged with using undocumented immigrants to obtain unemployment benefits pleaded guilty to $4.4 million in fraud. Folks, that's million with an M! The article explains how Francisco Garcia and three codefendants recruited illegal immigrants to file for false unemployment benefits – 591 claims...

States Take on Welfare Fraud – with Huge Returns

With unemployment still sky-high and states reeling from reduced revenues, they're getting more insistent – and oftentimes smarter – about cracking down on welfare fraud. In San Diego County, investigators are visiting homes of welfare recipients to verify eligibility – saving a total of $4.5...

Colorado Tries to Recoup the $305 Million They Paid in Excess Jobless Claims

Newsmax reports that ''Colorado is working to recover the whopping $305 million in improper payments it made from the state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, primarily to unemployment claimants — from 2008 through 2010.'' According to the article, the problem first came to Colorado's attention in...

Coaching Benefit Applicants to Quit Jobs to Receive Benefits

Sometimes unemployment really is all it's cracked up to be. The PostChronicle.com reports that the Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance in New Jersey has been ''allegedly giving handouts to people who don't need assistance.'' The two anonymous sources that the PostChronicle.com...

Missouri Businessman with Significant Income Charged with Unemployment Fraud

It's not easy being in the fraud business today; apparently, there are tabs to run up in bars by fraudsters – those have to be paid! There are checks to cash and then there are the fraudsters' vacations to Costa Rica – which...

West Virginia Mistakenly Pays Millions in Unemployment Benefits

Go directly to jail, DO NOT Pass GO! According to the u, the West Virginia Department of Commerce says overpayments occur because people continue to claim unemployment benefits – even after finding a job. Sounds like fraud to me. An investigation from...

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