Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Virginia government worker sentenced for $1.8M pandemic fraud scheme


An ex-employee of a state board was sentenced 70 months for using her access to government databases to file phony unemployment claims.

California flags nearly 27,000 fraudulent doctors in insurance claim investigation


Officials found that 345,000 disability insurance claims were associated with criminals using fake or stolen medical provider credentials.

Overloaded Kentucky unemployment agency missed 400,000 emails in 2020


Overpayments, underpayments and 400,000 unread emails from citizens were among the findings of a recent audit of the Kentucky unemployment bureau.

Criminal underground thrived on states' pandemic unemployment programs


The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, created to support gig workers, has become one of the leading targets of fraud, a Recorded Future report found.