New York Unemployment Fraud
A New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer can explain that because Americans are struggling through difficult economic times, the crime of Unemployment Fraud has increased exponentially. Over the past several years, the Department of Labor has created an aggressive campaign to stamp out Unemployment Fraud. Many people who commit Unemployment Fraud to not realize that this charge can be very serious. If you have been charged with this offense or other White Collar Crime such as Medicare fraud, Medicaid Fraud, computer fraud or Credit Card Fraud, it is important to seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Speak with a New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer from our team today.
People are often charged with Unemployment Fraud for collecting unemployment benefits while they are still working. They may claim to be someone else with their employer, or are working “under the table,” or failing to report income. A deliberate misrepresentation of your employment status or identity is considered fraudulent.
If you are receiving unemployment, you are required to actively seek employment. If you fail to do so, or lie about your ability to work, it is considered a crime. An employer can be guilty of this crime as well, if they provide false information about any employee, or the money they earn.
New York considers the problem of Unemployment Fraud a wide reaching and expensive problem, costing taxpayers billions of dollars annually. Because of this, they take this offense very seriously. If you have been charged with this crime, it is important to obtain legal counsel right away to ensure that your interests are protected.
Speak with a New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer from the Law Office of Barry C. Weiss P.C. for guidance. We will provide you with valuable legal advice and a free consultation. Call us today at 212.785.1300. We handle criminal matters in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island as well as Westchester County and in New York City including in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.