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Feds: Michigan UIA contractor steals more than $550K in fraud, identity theft

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(CBS DETROIT) - A contract worker with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency pleaded guilty to stealing more than $550,000 in fraud and identity theft.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 30-year-old Autumn Mims, of Detroit, used insider access to process claims in the names of other people without their knowledge in August 2020. Mims also conducted cash withdrawals and financial transactions using unemployment insurance assistance funds.

"Far from being unemployed as she claimed, Autumn Mims worked hard to abuse her position with the State of Michigan and steal taxpayer money. My office and our law enforcement partners are committed to working even harder to ensure that Mims and others who choose to engage in similar frauds are held fully accountable," U.S. Attorney Dawn Ison said in a statement.


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