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Job + Unemployment Benefits = Fraud

It's a good day to have a job. If you know someone who has lost a job – and chances are you do – or have been in that situation yourself, you know what I mean. The most immediate impact of being unemployed, of...

Five Stand Accused of Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment compensation sounds like such a simple concept? if you are unemployed and meet your state's eligibility requirements for benefits, you receive unemployment compensation. What's the key requirement in all states? Oh yeah, that you're unemployed. Yet, so many individuals find themselves in the...

Unemployment Claim Leads to Sentencing

A former accountant for the state Employment Development Department (EDD) has been sentenced in connection with a $90,000 unemployment insurance fraud case, according to an article by The Sacramento Bee. The scheme was fairly simple when you look at it after the fact.</em? The...

This Place is a Zoo

It seems like the unemployment office can be a real zoo. With the New York State Comptroller's Office stopping $90,000 in unemployment checks (being sent to people on vacation...erm...what?), it seems that the animals are clawing at their cages. According to the...

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...

The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) states that 80 percent of prison inmates are drug or alcohol abusers. Additionally, 60 percent of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illicit drugs when arrested. The New York man in today...

Illinois and Missouri Track Down Unemployment Fraud

What do unemployment benefits and a trip to Costa Rica have in common? Absolutely nothing, of course – unless you're the Manchester, Missouri, man who allegedly received $44,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and then used it to help defray the costs of a...

Raise Your Hand if You Want Benefits!

Unemployment benefits can be a critical lifeline for those who find themselves in hard times and without a paycheck. In fact, these benefits helped keep 3.2 million Americans out of poverty in 2010. That's the good news. As with most things...

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...

Bad Habit

Everyone has a vice, whether it be procrastination, bingeing on Netflix, spending too much time on social media, or something much worse. A Waterbury, Connecticut man, who admitted he had a heroin habit, conspired with his ex-wife to support this bad habit by lying...

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