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Unemployment Insurance Fraud

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Peru resident Tina D. Collins, 45, pled guilty to unemployment insurance fraud in Miami County Superior Court 2. Through the use of agency records, an Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) employee began an investigation and determined that Collins was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits.

Fake Entrepreneur

There are many challenges that go along with becoming an entrepreneur. A solid business plan and a product or solution in high demand is central to a company 's success. Then there 's the financing part and the need for an intelligent and efficient...

If Lying Were a Job

If lying happened to be an actual occupation, would you thrive? Most of us probably wouldn't. Where's the job satisfaction in withholding, omitting or altering the truth? But if we think about it, being a fraudster is similar to lying as an occupation. At...

Organizing Unemployment

The fear of unemployment looms over many in our country. With the tough economy as a constant reminder that unemployment could be a possibility for any of us, it is important that those who are eligible for unemployment insurance are able to receive it....

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...

The Big Cover Up

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Video Star

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Looking for a Free Ride? How about a Lift to Prison?

Fraudsters are basically looking for a free ride. How else can we account for fraudsters like the one in today's Fraud of the Day from the Times Record News about a defendant involved in an unemployment fraud scheme? The article reports that a defendant was...

More Than a Dime a Dozen

The idiom ''A Dime a Dozen'' refers to something that is easy to come by or common. It could also refer to the price of a dozen eggs way back in the 19th century, but today's reference for the expression points to one bad...

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...

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