Unemployment insurance fraud and identity theft
Unemployment insurance fraud
Unemployment insurance fraud is a crime.
Applicants can commit unemployment insurance fraud by:
- Knowingly making a false statement or representation,
- Deliberately failing to disclose material facts, or
- Knowingly withholding information in order to obtain unemployment benefits.
Employers can commit unemployment insurance fraud by colluding with an applicant(s) to receive benefits illegally. Employers can also take illegal actions to avoid unemployment insurance taxes.