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Don’t Try to Get Away with Cheating the Government

Don’t Try to Get Away with Cheating the Government

Last year, a man filed for unemployment compensation but he was still on his employer’s payroll. He received a state issued unemployment benefits debit card.

He gave the card and PIN number to his wife (which he was told not to do). She used the card to make cash withdrawals.

When an investigator visited the man, he said he broke the card so it could not be used (so he denied that his wife could have used the card). He even signed a sworn statement saying that.

However, the state had video footage of his wife using the card to get cash.

Both of them were convicted of theft by deception and conspiracy, and the fines and costs were over $16,000.