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Colfax PD develops fraud aide


COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department has responded to 11 cases of unemployment fraud, according to Interim Chief Bruce Blood.

The department does not go after fraud culprits. When a case of fraud is reported, the local police department can create a case file with the victim positively identified. This is beneficial should future identity theft occur or be discovered in resolving those matters by the citizen.

Chief Blood credited Officer Perry Tate with developing the process the department is using. Fraud victims appear in person at the police station and write a statement they are, in fact, themselves. This statement is kept in a case file with a picture of the person holding their driver's license or ID.

Unemployment fraud is typically discovered by the person's place of employment. For more on dealing with unemployment fraud, check the May 21 issue of the Whitman County Gazette or online at http://www.wcgazette.com/story/2020/05/ 21/news/sheriffs-office-sees-increase-in-unemployment-benefit-fraud/32627.html.


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