Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Tom Surtees announced today that the Department has successfully prosecuted several Alabamians for unemployment compensation fraud. The following individuals were charged with violating the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law by making false statements in claims for benefits:
Brodrick Leonard, of Alexander City, was tried in Tallapoosa County District Court on March 12, 2013. An investigation by Labor’s Benefit Payment Control Section determined that Leonard received a total of $4,693 in benefits to which he was not entitled.
Leonard pled guilty and was sentenced to one year in jail, which was suspended for two years, and 24 months of unsupervised probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of benefits received illegally.
Inger Richardson, of Alexander City, was tried in Tallapoosa County District Court on March 12, 2013.