Nigerian IT worker charged in multistate unemployment fraud
By Gene Johnson Jun. 24, 2021 06:02 PM EDT
SEATTLE (AP) — A Nigerian information technology worker has been indicted on federal wire fraud and identity theft charges, after authorities said he and his...
Man pleads guilty in $20M fraud on coronavirus aid programs
By Larry Neumeister Jun. 15, 2021 03:22 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese man who prosecutors say tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses pleaded guilty Tuesday to two criminal...
Ex-Olympic skater charged with defrauding virus relief fund
Jun. 08, 2021 12:11 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Olympic figure skater has been arrested on charges that he ripped off a program to help struggling small businesses harmed by the...
California gun bust leads to charges of $600,000 in fraud
Jun. 07, 2021 07:43 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In what a district attorney called a “dangerous combination,” prosecutors say a gun bust has led investigators to uncover $600,000 in...
Feds: Ring of Venezuelans stole thousands in stimulus money
Jun. 02, 2021 11:31 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities say a ring of Venezuelans living in South Florida and Mexico stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in U.S. government...
Feds take down Medicare scams that preyed on virus fears
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar May. 26, 2021 01:26 PM EDT
Detroit-area man charged in $849,000 unemployment aid fraud
May. 06, 2021 04:03 PM EDT
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man was arrested Thursday in an alleged scheme to collect $849,000 in unemployment benefits. ...
Rhode Island man indicted in virus relief fraud scheme
Apr. 19, 2021 10:48 AM EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been indicted in a scheme to fraudulently apply for unemployment funds and economic relief for small businesses...
Audit: Unemployment fraud likely higher than $647 million
By Rachel La Corte Apr. 13, 2021 02:55 PM EDT
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The amount of fraudulent payments of unemployment benefits distributed in Washington state during the height of the coronavirus pandemic...
California inmate pleads guilty to $100,000 COVID fund fraud
Apr. 12, 2021 06:37 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to steal more than $100,000 in unemployment benefits designed to help...
2 ex-Louisiana College students indicted in ID theft scam
Mar. 27, 2021 01:49 PM EDT
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two former Louisiana College students as part of a scheme to steal money from other students, federal...
Oregon won't say how much it has lost to unemployment fraud
By Sara Cline Mar. 22, 2021 03:38 PM EDT
What to do if you are a victim of unemployment fraud
By Sarah Skidmore Sell Mar. 15, 2021 09:03 AM EDT
2 postal workers linked to California unemployment fraud
Mar. 10, 2021 06:02 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two U.S. Postal Service employees were arrested Wednesday on charges that they abused their positions to purchase postal money orders with...
Colorado AG, state launch task force on unemployment fraud
Mar. 04, 2021 11:52 AM EST
Vermont offers ID theft help to 100,000 after tax form error
Feb. 10, 2021 08:32 AM EST
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is offering identity theft protection to more than 100,000 people who received unemployment benefits last year...
Florida man charged with COVID relief fraud
Feb. 08, 2021 07:05 PM EST
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man received more than $7.2 million in coronavirus relief funds after concocting hundreds of nonexistent employees on loan...
California: Criminal rings loot billions in jobless funds
By Michael R. Blood Jan. 25, 2021 08:32 PM EST
Sentencing set for Ohio man who claimed to be missing child
By Dan Sewell Dec. 15, 2020 07:33 AM EST
Chicago rapper G Herbo pleads not guilty to fraud scheme
Dec. 09, 2020 03:56 PM EST
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Chicago rapper G Herbo pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to participating in a scheme to use stolen credit card information to pay for...