More Fraud Cases Causing VEC Backlog
In January of 2022 there were more than 258 thousand paid and unpaid claims under investigation for potential fraud in Virginia. And now the Virginia Employment Commission is investigating another batch of suspected unemployment fraud as a backlog continues to grow. Wednesday, the VEC says they have identified about 42 hundred unemployment insurance claims that may have been compromised. So far more than 290 million dollars in taxpayer money has been recovered in fraudulent and no fraudulent over payments.