State making up for fraudulent payouts

By Kelsey Gibbs | kgibbs@wcia.com

Published 05/02 2014 04:25PM

Updated 05/02 2014 05:17PM

ILLINOIS -- The state confiscated millions of dollars in federal tax refunds. They're from people who knowingly collected unemployment while working. Illinois reclaimed nearly $27 million in fraudulent unemployment benefits. In three years, the state has collected more than $120 million through tax garnishments, repayment plans and confiscated lottery winnings.

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