LABOR: Cheating on Unemployment

For millions of Americans, collecting unemployment checks has become as routine as visits to the water cooler when they were working. Indeed, in many cases compensation checks have been handed out too routinely. They are going not only to people who deserve and desperately need the money, but also to some who do not. Among them: people who work part-time but collect jobless benefits, others who willfully evade work, and still others who make claims under false names and Social Security numbers.

Such cheaters are a small minority of the 10.2 million Americans who got jobless checks during the fiscal...

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