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[DWD] LaPorte County Man Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Insurance Fraud
Start Date: 2/29/2016Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 2/29/2016End Time: 3:30 PM
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For Immediate Release | 2/29/2016
Contact: Joe Frank
Phone: 317-234-7671
Email: jfrank@dwd.in.gov

LaPorte County Man Pleads Guilty
to
Unemployment Insurance Fraud

INDIANAPOLIS (February 29, 2016) – Michigan City resident Kevin S. Williams, 42, recently pled guilty in Marion County Superior Court Criminal Division Four to unemployment insurance fraud, a Class D Felony. Williams knowingly defrauded the system by collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working full-time.

The investigation began when an Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) employee confirmed Williams was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits. Williams was sentenced to nearly three years of probation and ordered to repay DWD $7,467 for the benefits he fraudulently collected.

DWD receives wage reports and new hire data from Hoosier employers documenting who is employed and receiving compensation. The agency uses this information to ensure people are not collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working.

You can also help combat unemployment insurance fraud and abuse by reporting it online at www.in.gov/dwd/fraud. Your efforts will help ensure tax dollars are spent wisely and unemployment insurance benefits are only paid to people who are eligible to receive them. You do not need to provide your name or any other identifying information in order to file a complaint in regards to unemployment insurance fraud.

 

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Contact Information:
Name: Joe Frank
Phone: 317-234-7671
Email: jfrank@dwd.in.gov
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