Indiana Cracking Down on Illegal Unemployment Benefits

Indiana Cracking Down on Illegal Unemployment Benefits_8457166215438552432

An Indiana crackdown on people who are collecting unemployment illegally has led to more than a dozen felony convictions so far this year.  And state officials say they plan to keep up the heat.

The Department of Workforce Development says many of those being caught are working full-time, but continue collecting unemployment to supplement their salaries.

More than 135 people have been caught falsely claiming jobless benefits since 2006.  Offenders are forced to repay the money and face penalties including probation and permanent criminal records.

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