New grant could combat fraud

Published 10/24 2013 04:25PM

Updated 10/24 2013 05:51PM

SPRINGFIELD -- A new federal grant could help keep millions of your tax dollars from ending up in the wrong hands. The state agency responsible for unemployment benefits is getting more than $2-million to help fight fraud.

The money will allow the agency to try out new ways of catching mistakes. In the past two years, the state's recovered nearly a quarter-billion dollars from people who were getting unemployment checks illegally.

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