Denver, Colorado 2021-07-21 00:37:58 –
Green Valley Ranch, Colorado — Monica Newman says the deadline is approaching with weekly passes.
“I’m stressed. I’m having a panic attack at night just thinking about how to cover these bills next month,” Newman said.
According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Newman’s account is one of thousands of accounts on hold on suspicion of fraud.
An official spokesperson said at a press conference on July 16 that “as of July 1, 4,310 plaintiffs were still pending as a result of continued suspicion of fraud.”
In late May, Newman said when she was suddenly fired from her educational job. She wasted her unemployment allowance.
“It says my account is locked, which has been the case since December,” she said.
Mr Newman said in December that she was filed with a fraudulent unemployment allowance claim while she was still employed.
She is unemployed, but her account is still locked from a previous attempted fraud.
“We’re waiting for what the next step is to unlock your account,” Newman said.
CDLE has provided the following statement regarding Newman’s ongoing issues:
“We are investigating Miss Newman’s allegations. She may be a legitimate claimant hijacked by fraudsters. We are about this type of fraud. Press call this morning.. We have escalated Mr. Newman’s investigation, which includes a manual investigation to determine if she is actually a victim of fraud. ”
Authorities said the length of the manual investigation could vary depending on the complexity of the case and the response of the complainant.
“Last Saturday, an agent called me and asked for information. They said you had to wait,” Newman said.
CDLE said it has made progress by using fraud analysis to “collectively” clear unsuspecting accounts.
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