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By Karen Stokes
Unemployment compensation is a helpful benefit for people experiencing gaps in employment that need the money to provide for their household. Even though unemployment is presently the lowest since 2008, unfortunately some Wisconsinites that are ineligible for unemployment benefits are fraudulently helping themselves to these funds and in doing so are hurting residents, taxpayers and businesses.
Clifton Brooks (not his real name), who worked for years, lost his job due to downsizing, but recently went back to work and believes unemployment was important for his family. “It helped a …
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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been receiving numerous complaints and inquiries from consumers across the country about fraudulent job offers for positions as “mystery” or “secret shoppers.”
Consumers report receiving a letter, generally by postal mail, containing instructions, and accompanied by a check. The instructions usually direct the recipient to deposit the check, spend a specific amount of money in local, retail stores as a “secret shopper” and send the remaining amount back via Western Union or MoneyGram. In most cases, consumers are instructed to spend a couple hundred dollars, …
Due to the continued focus of the Department of Children and Families and Milwaukee law enforcement to stop fraud in the Wisconsin Shares program, another child care provider was sentenced last week for stealing from taxpayers. This is the second provider sentenced this month for scamming the Wisconsin Shares program.
Shawn Nash, who handled the billing for Kinder World Child Care, entered a guilty plea for felony theft in March. Today, she was sentenced to 20 months in jail with 20 months supervised release and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution. …
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Unity Caucus and Senator Taylor present summit with DCF and local officials
Compiled by Courier Staff
Senator Lena C. Taylor (D) Milwaukee) this week announced a child care summit to take place Saturday, February 27th in Milwaukee. The summit will offer advice ranging from how to open a daycare center to questions about receiving micro-loans. In addition, information about Wisconsin Act 76, the recent changes to the Wisconsin Shares Program, will be shared and discussed.
The summit’s objective is to offer advice on not only various concerns that might occur in operating a …