Former lead claims examiner pleads guilty to federal charges in a massive fraud scheme against the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency.
Prosecutors say 43-year-old Jermaine Rose pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for allowing numerous fraudulent claims to move through the agency’s system and receive payments.
The scheme involved dozens of false claims for payment of pandemic unemployment insurance benefits in 2020.
Rose used his access to the unemployment agency database to approve claims submitted by other co-conspirators with fake documents or fictitious names. They communicated the claim numbers with Rose and he pushed them through the system.
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