WAFB, By Matt Houston, Oct. 21, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says the state has arrested five people for allegedly stealing unemployment benefits.

Three of the five are accused of using someone else’s name and personal information to file on their behalf. Landry says fraudsters have stolen more than $300,000 since the pandemic began in March.

It’s not yet clear if the accused will have to pay that money back if convicted.

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