24 IRS Workers Charged with Lying To Get Unemployment, Food Stamps and Welfare Benefits in TennesseeSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:13
24 IRS Workers Charged with Lying To Get Unemployment, Food Stamps and Welfare Benefits in Tennessee
Apr. 18, 2013 3:26 AM
First it was the families of dead people and state employees. Now, authorities say Internal Revenue Service employees in Tennessee were stealing unemployment and other benefits while fully employed.
On Thursday, 13 of those employees were indicted on federal charges that they lied to get unemployment, food stamps, welfare and housing vouchers. An additional 11 have been indicted on state charges of theft greater than $1,000.
In all, authorities say the workers improperly received more than $250,000 in government benefits.