The District government has filed suit against 13 people who are believed to have fraudulently collected unemployment benefits, officials said.
The lawsuit aims to recover between $4,320 to $13,790 from each person. The latest lawsuit is part of a crackdown that dates back to 2008. Since the investigation began, 61 people have been fired and officials said more are likely to be let go.
“Those who have defrauded the District government must be held accountable for their actions,” Mayor Vincent C. Gray said in a statement. “These suits are part of that process, and I want to commend the attorney general for moving quickly and seeking repayment.”
There has been at least one criminal case filed by the U.S. District Attorney’s office for Washington, D.C. Earlier this year, Cynthia Moye, AGE, CITY OF RESIDENCE, HER POSITION AND plead guilty to fraud. Investigators said that she fraudulently collected $16,500 between August 2008 and August 2009. On May 1, she was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay back the full amount. WAS SHE FIRED?? DID WE TRY TO TALK TO HER??