dew: 6 arrests for unemployment fraud

dewDepartment of Employment and Workforce
NEWS RELEASE, Media Contact:, Adrienne Fairwell (803) 737‐2623

Six arrested for unemployment fraud

The SC Department of Employment and Workforce’s (DEW) Office of General Counsel announced today that six individuals in Greenville, Pickens, Sumter and York counties have been charged with fraudulently receiving unemployment benefits.

As a result of the agency’s ongoing effort to identify and prosecute cases of unemployment fraud throughout the state, six suspected offenders listed below have been arrested for receiving unemployment benefits in amounts over $10,000, to which they were not entitled.

To report suspected unemployment insurance fraud, call DEW at, 803.737.2400, Option 7. Callers can remain anonymous. To learn tips on how to help prevent unemployment fraud, visit dew.sc.gov/fraud. ###