This alert may not be shared outside your organization, Do Not Repost or send, place on other websites, List servers, or send to others via email, including other associations or parties. Members and Law enforcement use only. Contact us for any permissions. To do otherwise will result in the loss of membership.
Feds: Michigan UIA contractor steals more than $550K in fraud, identity theft
(CBS DETROIT) - A contract worker with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency pleaded guilty to stealing more than $550,000 in fraud and identity theft.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 30-year-old Autumn Mims, of Detroit, used insider access to process claims in the names of other people without their knowledge in August 2020. Mims also conducted cash withdrawals and financial transactions using unemployment insurance assistance funds.
"Far from being unemployed as she claimed, Autumn Mims worked hard to abuse her position with the State of Michigan and steal taxpayer money. My office and our law enforcement partners are committed to working even harder to ensure that Mims and others who choose to engage in similar frauds are held fully accountable," U.S. Attorney Dawn Ison said in a statement.
The FRPA alert system distinguishes us from other groups by gathering and providing information to law enforcement, retailers AND financial institutions.more information
Your electronic library to help in fighting financial fraud for all of our partners.more information