Ten people were indicted on Wednesday for collecting more than $150,000 in fraudulent unemployment claims.
The indictments were unsealed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
The following individuals face a charge of theft of federal funds and wire fraud, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Justice.
The accused individuals allegedly collected amounts between $10,786 and $20,375, according to the U.S. Attorney. The claims totaled $151,492.
The benefits consisted of a combination of Ohio unemployment insurance funds and federal funds available to unemployed workers.
The defendants will be summoned to federal court. They face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, if they are convicted.
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