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Bloomington Resident Pleads Guilty To Unemployment Insurance Fraud
Updated April 4, 2017 7:26 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington resident 33-year-old Ricky L. Frye Jr. recently pleaded guilty in Monroe County Circuit Court to unemployment insurance fraud, a Class A misdemeanor.

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

Frye was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to repay DWD $8,000 for the benefits he 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.

Throughout the past three years, DWD has increased its efforts to identify and prosecute individuals who committed unemployment insurance fraud. You can 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 paid only 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.



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