Unemployment Insurance Fraud Is A Serious Crime In Arizona

Unemployment Insurance fraud is a billion dollar industry which cost employers through increased tax rates. Unemployment Insurance Fraud is a serious crime in Arizona.

It is a Class VI Felony to misrepresent or fail to disclose facts or to make false statements in order to obtain or increase Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. If a person knowingly makes a false statement or withhold information in order to collect UI benefits to which they are not entitled, the Arizona Department of Economic Security may take civil or criminal action. Criminal action may result in up to 2 years in prison and fines up to $150,000 for each false statement. Meaning, if a person fraudulently receive 10 weeks of UI benefits to which they were not entitled, each week is considered as a separate false statement and they could receive up to 20 years maximum in prison and a $150,000 fine for each offense.

The following report lists the names and sentences of individuals convicted of UI fraud. Investigations were conducted by investigators assigned to the UI Unit of the DES Office of Special Investigations and prosecuted by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Child and Family Protection Division. These court convictions are a matter of public record.
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Unemployment Insurance Fraud Convictions – July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Name/YOB Restitution Paid Prior to Sentencing Restitution Court Ordered Fines Fees Months Jail or Prison Years Probation Community Service Hours
Jose Manuel Carrasco 1973 $9,594.00 $7,610.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 60
Raymond M Delfenthal 1956 $4,052.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Charles Edward Thompson 1957 $714.00 $4,963.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 60
Eric J Toll 1951 $5,995.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Peter Quintero 1981 $4,354.00 $- $386.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Elena Jean Tsosie 1967 $6,482.00 $- $360.00 $5.00 0 0 0
Gerald D Bedonie 1970 $14,850.00 $2,984.00 $40.00 $300.00 0 3 60
Adolfo Hernandez Aranda Jr. 1979 $172.00 $4,843.00 $30.00 $- 0 3 50
Cynthia Donimari 1959 $805.00 $28,766.00 $40.00 0 2 50
Pamela Boyer 1957 $10,758.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Sally Ann Gonzalez 1964 $6,268.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Christopher S Burges 1974 $264.00 $5,280.00 $40.00 $300.00 0 2 80
Brandon Murjani Thames 1981 $5,585.00 $- $388.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Andrew L Court 1981 $8,054.00 $- $386.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Margarit Mendoza Medina 1957 $10,577.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Jami Marie Cornejo 1992 $5,166.00 $386.00 $13.00 $- 0 0 0
Sylvia C Rodriguez 1973 $6,058.00 $386.00 $13.00 $- 0 0 0
Walter Reid 1946 $1,804.00 $14,374.00 $40.00 $150.00 0 3 60
Rondul Ray Alvarado 1966 $5,186.00 $- $386.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Brian D Hayes 1974 $6,566.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Dale Robert Vaughn 1978 $3,399.00 $- $386.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Kristen Nicole Olheiser 1990 $3,154.00 $- $386.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Salvador C Tamayo 1980 $8,696.00 $- $20.00 $- 0 1 80
Herbert Manygoats 1972 $- $5,456.00 $40.00 $- 12 Community Supervision 0
Martin G Macias 1963 $5,148.00 $- $386.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Ruben Ray Rodriguez 1976 $- $9,626.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 40
Roque J Lajada 1986 $672.00 $2,365.00 $40.00 $- 0 2 24
Jorge Alberto Garcia Salazar 1984 $- $13,794.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 75
Rosemary A Rogers 1953 $4,652.00 $- $388.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Yvonne Kay Gerdts 1958 $2,194.00 $19,496.00 $40.00 $13.00 0 3 100
Robin Bridges 1972 $153.00 $12,966.00 $40.00 $300.00 0 3 50
Jennifer Ann Siguenza 1973 $14,145.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Robin Yvonne Gaffney 1969 $3,812.00 $- $365.00 $- 0 0 0
Bianca Alicia Constante 1979 $10,943.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Holly C Vega 1967 $- $7,897.00 $40.00 $- 0 2 30
Jacob Ray 1972 $12,272.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Suzette Lyn Tarro 1973 $300.00 $17,413.00 $40.00 $240.00 1 3 0
Rodney Allen Tuttle 1982 $5,045.00 $- $388.00 $13.00 0 0 0
James Clifton Harris 1959 $- $14,184.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 30
Sandra Lisa Pierre 1973 $- $10,344.00 $386.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Totals Restitution Dollars
Grand Total Paid Prior to Sentencing Court Ordered Fines Fees Months Jail/Prison Years Probation Community Service Hours
$371,022.00 $187,889.00 $183,133.00 $8,759.00 $1,438.00 13 42 849

Note: while the information provided below is factual, there are often individuals who have the same or similar names or even the same name and year of birth (YOB).

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