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Former state worker gets prison time for unemployment fraud

Apr. 29, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of the Massachusetts agency that oversees unemployment insurance benefits has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars for using her job to fraudulently apply for federal COVID-19 relief funds through stolen identities and manipulated records. ...

Audit flags problems with hiring of unemployment workers

Mar. 18, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's unemployment agency did not require worker background checks or quickly deactivate former contract and state employees' computer access to the confidential benefits system amid unprecedented jobless claims early in the COVID-19 pandemic, state auditors said...