Illinois Accuses 14 of Unemployment Benefit Fraud
The sweep caught nine defendants in Cook County, including one who allegedly collected more than $48,000 in fraudulent benefits. Additionally, the indictment accuses three Will County residents and residents from Kankakee and Champaign counties.
In a statement Tuesday, Madigan says prosecuting such cases deters fraud and ensures that the government has the resources to help those who are truly unemployed. The defendants face felony charges of theft, state benefits fraud and wire fraud.
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