Marion County Woman Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Insurance Fraud

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Marion County Woman Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Insurance Fraud

INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2017) – Indianapolis resident Kim H. Ocasio, 53, pled guilty to unemployment insurance fraud in Marion County Superior Criminal Court 3 on April 18, 2017. Through the use of agency records, an Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) employee began an investigation and determined that Ocasio was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits.

Ocasio was sentenced to two and a half years of probation and ordered to repay DWD $25,258.25 for the benefits she fraudulently collected.

DWD receives wage reports and new hire data from Hoosier employers documenting who is employed and receiving compensation. The agency uses this information to ensure people are not collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working. 

Throughout the past three years, DWD has increased its efforts to identify and prosecute individuals who committed unemployment insurance fraud. You can help combat unemployment insurance fraud and abuse by reporting it online at Your efforts will help ensure tax dollars are spent wisely and unemployment insurance benefits are paid only to people who are eligible to receive them. You do not need to provide your name or any other identifying information in order to file a complaint.


For additional information, contact:

Kayli Schroeder, 317-232-7358,

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