AG: 20 people accused of stealing more than $1 million in unemployment funds

Attorney General Matt Platkin says in some cases the suspects stole other people’s identities and collected benefits in their name.

Matt Trapani

Apr 3, 2024, 12:26 AM

Updated 14 days ago

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The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General arrested nearly two dozen people accused of unemployment fraud.
The agency charged 20 people from 10 counties. They are accused of stealing more than $1.1 million in unemployment pay that they didn’t deserve.
Attorney General Matt Platkin says in some cases, the suspects stole other people’s identities and collected benefits in their name.
“Unemployment insurance fraud directly affects taxpayers in New Jersey, as well as those who rely on this program during times of need,” Platkin wrote in a statement. “We are dedicated to protecting these programs from fraud, ensuring that they remain available to those who truly need it.”
If convicted, those charged could face several years in prison.


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