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Illinois Government Workers Targeted In IDES Fraud

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Some Illinois government workers have been the target of unemployment benefit fraud. One worker in the Department of Public Health had wages garnished to recover an alleged unemployment overpayment when he never applied for or received any benefits. The worker says he has since received a refund, but he knows of over two dozen staff in his department who’ve had a similar experience. IDES officials say the agency is committed to helping victims of fraud and identity theft.

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