Audit will reveal ‘breathtaking’ level of unemployment fraud, experts say

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Illinoisans will soon know exactly how much money was paid out in fraudulent unemployment claims during the pandemic. An audit of just the first seven weeks of the federal unemployment programs revealed that the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) gave about $155 million to fraudsters instead of unemployed Illinoisans. That is exactly why Champaign Republican Senator Chapin Rose thinks this new audit is necessary. “How bad is it?

via WRSP

September 6, 2021 at 10:47PM

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