Department of Workforce Development’s Due Diligence Pays Off

Indianapolis, Indiana –  According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD),  A man pleaded guilty to a Class C felony charge after fraudulently collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working full-time. This was discovered when a DWD employee began investigating the claimant, using agency wage reports and new hire data from Indiana businesses, and found that he was receiving wages as well as claiming unemployment insurance benefits.

The claimant was ordered to repay all of the unemployment benefit payments he fraudulently received, totaling $51,310, and serve eight years on probation, the maximum sentence for a Class C felony under Indiana law.

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