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IDES Continues Unemployment Fraud Crackdown

IDES Continues Unemployment Fraud Crackdown

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State officials in Illinois say they’re cracking down on unemployment fraud.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says that so far this year it has collected $26 million in federal tax refunds from people who knowingly collected unemployment insurance while working.

The department says it’s collected more than $120 million over the length of the 3-year-old program.

State officials say people who owe IDES money because of fraud won’t receive future benefits until their debts are paid. The department says about 920 people entered repayment plans in its first year. Now that number is nearly 3,500.

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