ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The State of Maryland is getting federal funding to help crackdown on unemployment fraud.
Earlier this summer, Gov. Larry Hogan said nearly 95 percent of suspected fraudulent claims were, indeed, fraud.READ MORE: 26-Year-Old Man Shot In The Leg In West Baltimore
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Since then, the Maryland Department of Labor has detected even more out-of-state and in-state fraudulent claims.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued For Parts Of State
So, the U.S. Department of Labor is giving the state more than $2 million to crackdown.
Secretary of Labor Tiffany Robinson said they have a specific group focused on filling out fake claims, to help save thousands of taxpayer dollars.Katie Ledecky Dominates 1,500 Freestyle At California Meet