Federal Guidelines Make Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Susceptible to Fraud SPRINGFIELD – IDES has uncovered and is investigating a widespread fraud scheme that is being conducted nationwide, impacting each state’s federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) programs, implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More.
We told you yesterday about a potential fraud scheme that locals were reporting both to us and local law enforcement. You can read the story here. https://www.wrul.com/local-news/community-members-report-receiving-unsolicited-ides-prepaid-debit-cards/ Wednesday morning, IDES confirmed exactly that and issued the following press release: IDES has uncovered and... Read More.
On the morning of June 12, 2018, at the United States District Court in Benton, Illinois, Ryan A. Thorpe, 44, the former Treasurer for the City of Zeigler, was sentenced to four years in federal prison for his conviction for wire fraud and embezzlement from a... Read More.
State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) has introduced multiple pieces of legislation with the goal of rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in Illinois' entitlement systems. As the Illinois General Assembly begins its work in Springfield later this month, Reis says he is focusing... Read More.
Yesterday, Rietta M. Miller, 52, of Harrisburg, IL, was sentenced in federal court in Benton, Illinois, on her federal bankruptcy fraud conviction, United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce announced. The court ordered Miller to serve three years of probation, with the first six months of... Read More.
Rietta M. Miller, 51, of Harrisburg, IL, has pled guilty to a bankruptcy fraud charge pending against her in federal court in Benton, U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce for the Southern District of Illinois announced today. Charges were filed against Miller on January 30, 2017,... Read More.
In an effort to reduce taxpayer filing and payment errors, and increase the detection of false income reporting and insolvent employers, the Illinois Department of Revenue (“IDOR”) will begin requiring all withholding taxpayers to file quarterly withholding income tax returns and report detailed payroll... Read More.
James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that David Mitchell Carter, 50, of Olney, Illinois, was sentenced on May 10, 2016, on the charge of Theft of Government Funds in the United States District Court in... Read More.
The White County Sheriff’s Department received a report of fraud on Friday. Stewart Poore of Springerton reported that he had sent a Moneygram from the Carmi Walmart to a woman in Texas named Neva Maxwell for $1526.23 on Thursday. Later that same day, Poore... Read More.