Created: August 13, 2020 12:26 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The State Labor Department says it prevented more than $1 billion in unemployment insurance fraud.
The department reports it has stopped more than 42,000 fraudulent claims since mid-March.
In the last five months, the DOL has referred more unemployment fraud cases to federal prosecutors than the department did in the last 10 years combined.
Employees working in healthcare, education, government and non-profits have been the most targeted by fraudsters.
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