Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson have announced the uncovering of a massive unemployment fraud scheme involving thousands of fraudulent claims.
There were over 47,500 fraudulent claims totaling over $501 million.
The Governor says the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Inspector General were notified of the illegal activity.
“I can assure you nothing is going to stop us from continuing to help struggling Marylanders get the assistance that they need during this crisis.” Governor Hogan said.
Officials stress no claimants’ personal information was compromised.