Police say Jermaine Rose was sentenced to 2 years in federal jail Thursday (July 21) for collaborating in a $1.5 million pandemic-related unemployment insurance coverage fraud scheme.
Officers say that Rose pleaded responsible on April 22, 2022, to 1 rely of conspiracy to commit wire fraud that was designed to supply his co-conspirators with COVID-19 unemployment insurance coverage advantages.
Particular Agent-in-Cost Irene Lindow, Chicago Area, U.S. Division of Labor, Workplace of Inspector Common, mentioned:
Officers say Rose labored as a lead claims examiner for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance coverage Company in April 2020. He had digital entry to the Michigan Unemployment Insurance coverage Company claims database, the place he might use his credentials to entry Unemployment Insurance coverage claims that had been submitted to the company.
Officers say Rose agreed with numerous people to defraud the Michigan Unemployment Insurance coverage Company by acquiring Unemployment Insurance coverage advantages by submitting false Unemployment Insurance coverage claims.
Officers say Rose was paid between $50 and $150 per declare he got here involved with for his companies; he acknowledged his involvement with the claims was fraudulent.
Officers say that court docket paperwork have indicated that whereas it’s tough to pinpoint the quantity misplaced, an estimate is round $1,011,000.
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