State Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Acting Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier have announced that the two agencies have recaptured nearly $800 million of unemployment benefits targeted by fraudsters.
The vast majority was connected to the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program. The department discovered the fraud in mid-May 2020, and the agencies made the first criminal referral by late May. Treasury and Labor continue to work with various law enforcement agencies. Click here for more.