Township Warning on Unemployment Fraud

Rampant computer problems continue to plague the state Labor & Industry Unemployment Fund’s new system, with fraud attempts running even higher than before. PSATS reminds all townships to closely monitor and respond quickly to potentially fraudulent claims that ultimately will be charged against the township and taxpayers. (As an aside, there have been several fraudulent claims discovered that were filed on behalf of active, employed PSATS staffers.)

Spotlight PA, a media watchdog group today reports the following additional issue with the Department of Labor & Industry:

“Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration completed its internal investigation into a multimillion-dollar unemployment mistake in mid-2017, but failed to make the findings public until this week, according to newly released documents.

In response to questions by Spotlight PA, the Office of Inspector General late Tuesday released a one-page summary of its inquiry into a state error that resulted in thousands of unemployed Pennsylvanians being overcharged millions in interest payments over a decade.”

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