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Fort Wayne woman pleads guilty to unemployment insurance fraud

Through the use of agency records, an Indiana Department of Workforce Development employee began an investigation and determined that Green-Simpson was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 5:35 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) – Fort Wayne resident Patricia Green-Simpson, 54, pled guilty to unemployment insurance fraud in Allen County Superior Court 6 on Sept. 3.

Through the use of agency records, an Indiana Department of Workforce Development employee began an investigation and determined that Green-Simpson was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits.

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Green-Simpson was sentenced to two years and 183 days of probation and ordered to repay DWD $7,144 for the benefits she fraudulently collected.

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.

Since 2013, Indiana courts have ordered fraudsters to repay millions in restitution to the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.

“Combatting fraud preserves employer-paid monies in the trust fund for those individuals who are truly in need of unemployment insurance benefits,” said Regina Ashley, DWD, Chief Unemployment Insurance and Workforce Solutions Officer.

You can help combat unemployment insurance fraud and abuse by reporting it online at www.in.gov/dwd/fraud.

You do not need to provide your name or any other identifying information in order to file a complaint.

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