Donnetta Dunston and Sharon Humbles, both of Fishers, were recently convicted of unemployment insurance fraud after an investigation conducted by the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development.
According to a press release sent to Current, the DWD receives information from Indiana employers on wage reports and new hire data with employee and compensation details. The DWD’s insurance fraud investigation taskforce investigate claims of individuals who provide misreported, unreported or false information to frequently claim benefits. Dunston and Humbles were among 38 convictions across the state.
Dunston was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to repay $13,931.86 for the fraudulent benefits she collected. Humbles was sentenced to one year probation and ordered to repay $7,643 for the fraudulent benefits she collected.
The DWD works to ensure unemployment insurance benefits are only paid to those who qualify. For more or to report unemployment insurance fraud, visit in.gov/dwd/ fraud.