Marion County Woman Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Insurance Fraud

INDIANAPOLIS (September 11, 2015) – Indianapolis resident Latrice S. Davis, 30, pled guilty in Marion County Criminal Court Five to unemployment insurance fraud, a Class D Felony. Davis purposefully defrauded the system by collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working.

The investigation began as a result of an Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) call center review of Davis’s claim. Using agency records and information from her employer, DWD was able to verify Davis worked while claiming unemployment insurance benefits.

Davis was ordered to repay $16,256 in restitution to DWD for the benefits she fraudulently collected. She was also sentenced to three years of probation.

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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