Unemployment Fraud

  • 21 People Charged In Unemployment Fraud Scheme

    21 People Charged In Unemployment Fraud Scheme

    By Annalyn Kurtz Three people were arrested in California Tuesday for collecting fraudulent unemployment and disability benefits. To date, a total of 21 people have been charged in the $5 million scheme. According to federal prosecutors, the conspiracy centered around a family claiming to operate several... Continue Reading

  • Unemployment Fraud Exceeds $16 Billion

    Unemployment Fraud Exceeds $16 Billion

    Unemployment fraud in the U.S. now costs the government over $16 billion annually, more than the income of everyone in Afghanistan combined. The "overpayment" of unemployment checks, as tracked by the Department of Labor, usually hovers under 10 percent, but it jumped up to 10.6 percent last year. Combined... Continue Reading