Cheating on Unemployement compensati...

Cheating on Unemployement compensation is a crime

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Ben Wade

Saint Charles, MO

#1 Oct 24, 2013
Federal indictments released Wednesday allege that 14 people defrauded the government out of $351,005 in unemployment benefits.

The indictments charge that each person embezzled public funds, such as unemployment insurance payments administered by the Illinois and Missouri Departments of Employment Security.

Those charged are: Elizabeth Asbury, 41, of Hartford; Clarence Budde III, 41, of New Baden; Gary Cuddy, 31, of Olney; Sheila Davison, 45, of Cahokia; Steven Gordon, 39, of Effingham; Michael Hill, 48, of East St. Louis; Trudie Lindsey, 56, of East St. Louis; Kenneth Loving, 42, of East St. Louis; Melonetria McCallum, 37, of O’Fallon; Robert Pickett, 43, of Venice; Quintin Redd, 46, of Fairview Heights; Regina Skjerseth, 43, of Sage Creek; Rickey Watson, 48, of Belleville; and Nicholas Zezoff, 41, of Granite City.

“Cheating on unemployment compensation is a crime," U.S. Attorney Stephen R Wigginton said in announcing the indictments. "Those who defraud the unemployment insurance program undermine support for an important public program and hurt and insult every law-abiding citizen of Southern Illinois.

Lebanon, KY

#2 Oct 24, 2013
These case are a long way from Ky. What's your point.
Ben Wade

Saint Charles, MO

#3 Oct 24, 2013
Look around its looking at us
Hold the wagons

Macon, GA

#4 Oct 25, 2013
Really, what is the point, if someone is cheating on unemployment comp. how could they do that, isn't it the state that takes care of that, like the records on the people applying, if they get approved for it, isn't it the state that does that,
Ben Wade

Saint Charles, MO

#5 Oct 25, 2013
The most common cases of fraud involve people who are working while receiving benefits or those who do not actively seek work. A claimant collecting benefits must report any work, even a temporary job, to the UI office. An intentional failure to do so is fraud. A growing source of criminal charges stems from people who purposely give false or incomplete information when they apply for benefits.

Since: Aug 10

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#6 Oct 25, 2013
14 people,351,005 dollars. How freakin much is unemployment paying now?

No danged wonder people don't look for work.

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