Defending Unemployment Insurance Fraud Charges
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In Arizona, unemployment fraud is a serious white-collar crime that is charged as a felony. If you're facing this charge, you could be looking at significant jail time, fines and other personal and professional consequences. The legal team at Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC can help.
What is unemployment insurance fraud?
Under Arizona Revised Statutes § 23-785, unemployment insurance fraud (or unemployment compensation fraud, or Department of Economic Security [DES] fraud) is defined as knowingly making a false statement or representation believing it to be false, or knowingly failing to disclose a material fact in order to obtain or increase a benefit whether under Arizona law, an employment security law of another state, the federal government or a foreign government. This is considered a class 6 felony. Each false statement or representation or failure to disclose a material fact constitutes a separate offense.