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Maryland uncovers identity theft scheme involving $501M in fraudulent unemployment claims, Hogan says

By PAMELA WOOD and JEFF BARKER

BALTIMORE SUN |

JUL 15, 2020 AT 7:48 PM

Maryland uncovered a “massive identity theft” scheme leading to more than 47,500 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims totaling more than $501 million, Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday.

“This criminal enterprise seeking to take advantage of a global pandemic to steal hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of dollars from taxpayers is despicable,” Hogan said.

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