By Roger Cornish (TOPEKA, Kan.)
The Kansas Department of Labor is taking additional measures to detect unemployment insurance fraud with the creation of a new section on the department's website.
The new unemployment fraud section allows anyone to report suspected fraud through an online submission form, a printable form or by calling the Fraud Investigations unit directly.
Kansas law provides penalties to claimants and employers who commit unemployment fraud.
If you believe someone is fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits, please report it immediately to KDOL's Fraud Investigations unit at www.dol.ks.gov/fraud/fraud.html or by calling 785-296-6480.