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Detecting and prosecuting fraud is a high priority for the Division of Unemployment Insurance. If you think an employer or unemployed worker is committing unemployment insurance fraud, please select the violating party below, then complete and submit a fraud report.
An employer who knowingly makes a false statement or causes a false statement to be made as to the reason for a job separation and causes a delay in the proper payment to a claimant, is committing an act of fraud. An employer who commits this type of fraud is charged with one and one-half times the amount of payment that should have been paid to the claimant during the period of delay and with 100 percent of all other payments made to the claimant thereafter during the claimant's benefit year. These penalties are in addition to any civil and criminal prosecution, including court costs, fines, and/or imprisonment.
Criminal convictions in fraud cases often result in court ordered restitution to Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Most convicted employers make regular payments through the district courts' registry offices.
Unemployed Worker Fraud
A person is committing fraud if they knowingly make a false statement or withhold information to receive unemployment benefits payments.
Working while receiving benefit payments may result in a person being assessed fraud which can include a monetary penalty of 50% of the total overpaid amount and a 4-week penalty for each week in which the person fraudulently requested payment. Penalty weeks must be served on an active claim, for which you are filing for benefits. While serving penalty weeks, benefits will not be paid and no money will be offset toward the overpaid amount. Additional collection activities may include civil and criminal prosecution, including court costs, fines and/or imprisonment.
Total restitution ordered: $527,863.49
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