Fraudulent unemployment claims occur when an individual falsely asserts they are unemployed and receives moneys from a state for federal agency.
In North Carolina, these claims often involve the North Carolina Employment Security Commission. It is common for an individuals to be criminal prosecuted for unemployment insurance fraud. If found guilty, punishment could include fines, incarceration, probation and other penalties.
If you are contacted by a state or federal investigator, it is important that you invoke your constitutional right to remain silent and contact an attorney immediately. The amount of the fraud is a major factor in determining the penalties. It is important that you have an experienced lawyer advocating on your behalf.
If you have been charged or being investigated for unemployment fraud, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation – or call 919-348-4361.
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