North Carolina Unemployment Fraud Penalties

REMEMBER:

IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO WORK WHILE YOU ARE COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

You are able to work at a job and make a certain amount of money while still collecting unemployment benefits. When you apply for unemployment, this amount will be determined, and how this works will be explained to you by your unemployment counselor.

ALSO REMEMBER:

IT IS A CRIME TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS WHEN YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THEM

If you willingly collect unemployment benefits when you are not eligible for them, and when you don't meet all the requirements - this is considered unemployment fraud and there are stiff penalties for committing unemployment fraud.

Unemployment Fraud Penalties include some or all of the following:

1. Fine. You may have to pay back the unemployment money you collected (this is called restitution) and pay a large criminal fine.
2. Jail. You may be sent to jail if you are found guilty and convicted of unemployment fraud.
3. Probation.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the North Carolina Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: North Carolina Unemployment FAQ

To go the main North Carolina Unemployment page, click here: North Carolina Unemployment

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# corey w 2010-12-13 15:48
i would like to know if found guilty for unemployment fraud can the state interrupt with your tax refund
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# Stupid Mistake 2012-11-30 01:05
I continued to collect unemployment benefits from NC when I received a part time job in a new state. I know I was not entitled, but I needed the money as I had to move to Atllanta, GA to get a job. I had been looking for a year and I could not find another temporary job. I was desperate and did not want to be homeless. I originally thought I could find another part-time job easily. But I in-fact did not. I have been collecting for 2 months prior to being caugth. Please advise how I should proceed.
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# Lissette 2012-12-22 23:11
I started collecting unemployment benefits from the NY state on 7/18/2011 and ended on November 30, 2012 and I have been working partime in the state of Florida on and off and I received unemployment benefits for 320.00 weekly but only got paid on a monthly basis between 684.00 or 700.00 a month. What will my penalty be?
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