DLT stops payment of $3.2B in fraudulent unemployment claims during pandemic

Updated at 2:13 p.m. on March 5, 2021.

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has stopped an estimated $3.2 billion in unemployment benefits from being paid out to fraudsters over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic through detection efforts, the department said Friday. DLT has stopped a total of 426,643 suspected fraudulent unemployment claims from March 9, 2020 to March…

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