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Thousands Paid Fines for Unemployment Fraud They Didn’t Commit

Unemployment Fix Feature      01/17/17            AM

 

The State of Michigan’s unemployment Insurance Agency is making big changes after big problems surfaced in it’s handling of alleged fraud cases. Nearly four years ago software used to determine eligibility for unemployment claims began flagging thousands of people for fraud that they never committed. Now the agency director has been replaced, software intended to weed out fraud is being modified and a class action lawsuit may be next. WDET’s Amy Miller reports

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About the Author

Amy Miller

Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

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