Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Virginia government worker sentenced for $1.8M pandemic fraud scheme

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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

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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

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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

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

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