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December 14, 2012
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Auditors: Inmates illegally collecting unemployment

Legislative auditors say the Nevada Employment Security Division could be paying up to $5 million in jobless benefits to Nevada prison and jail inmates over the last three years, based on a sampling of state prisoners and Washoe County Jail inmates that showed 67 of them were illegally getting such benefits.According to Deputy Auditor Dan Crossman, the payments to the 67 inmates totaled some $241,000. That included unemployment benefits paid to two inmates for more than a year before they were identified. The sample results were then factored into a formula accounting for all inmates in state and county jails …

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