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Michigan Gaming Control Board Investigates Alleged Unemployment Fraud by Casino Employees
August 26, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2014
Detroit, August 26, 2014 -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) Licensing Division has suspended or received the voluntary surrender of 23 employment gaming licenses by casino employees as a result of an investigation into alleged unemployment fraud. A total of 60 employees were suspected and identified by Detroit casinos.
The investigation began in March after MotorCity and Greektown casinos alerted the Gaming Board of casino employees who had allegedly filed claims with the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) declaring “underemployment” and collected benefits. The dollar amounts vary from $1,000 to $65,000, including overpayment and penalties.
Gaming took regulatory action on 23 employees who had State gaming licenses and turned the full investigation over to UIA for possible prosecution and recoupment.
The UIA will work with the Attorney General’s office to reach final disposition in these cases.