Sunday, July 22, 2018

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...

Like Mother, Like Brother

It's hard enough to steal unemployment benefits using your own identity. Attempting to use other people's identities to do so is a real effort – one that definitely isn't worth the risk – but some people are still willing to take it. Hartford Courant...

Dialing for Dollars

It's doubtful that the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, man who was caught collecting more than $7,000 in unemployment insurance while employed, had any idea that the state keeps a prosecutor on-staff solely for these types of cases. (Unfortunately for him, it does.) A press release...

Go to Prison, Get…Paid?

It takes some real nerve to fraudulently use the state as a source of income while it has you imprisoned. But that's exactly what a Massachusetts inmate was caught doing, according to a press release published by the Attorney General's office. The man first began...

The Many Faces of Unemployment Fraud

Many people have heard of unemployment fraud, but they may not be aware that it can take on so many different forms. When we think of UI fraud, we probably envision someone who is collecting unemployment but working "under the table" for cash, working...

A Little Off the Top

Money may not grow on trees, but that did not stop today's fraudster from trying to shave a little green off with his chainsaw. A recent piece by WCPO-Channel 9 details how an Ohio man was convicted for workers' compensation fraud and forgery after...

Sanctimonious and Erroneous

Stealing money, even with the intention of paying it back, is still a crime. And the punishment can set you back further than where you started. According to a K2 Radio report of a Wyoming man, his ''benefits borrowing scheme'' from the Unemployment Division...

Bottom Feeders Need Not Apply

The Mount Desert Islander reports on a man approaching middle age in Bar Harbor, Maine, who conspired to secure some extra financial cushion for his impending golden years by fraudulently collecting unemployment checks over a four-year period. (No amount of bailing is going to...

Lyin’ Hard for the Money

The Associated Press recently caught wind of a man and a woman in South Carolina who were discovered collecting unemployment benefits, despite their gainful employment. According to the report and a news release by the state's Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), the two collected...

Fraud as a Side Job

The Northwest Indiana Times tells the story of a working woman in Gary, Indiana, whose theft of nearly $15,000 in unemployment benefits was uncovered by a diligent employee at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The Indiana DWD is responsible for identifying unemployment benefit...

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