DETROIT – More than 30 current and former Detroit Public Schools employees have been identified in an alleged unemployment fraud scheme, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Some 18 of the employees are accused of receiving unemployment payments while still working for the district, the Free Press reported. More than $470,000 has been paid out since 2008.

SOURCE: Detroit Free Press, “Detroit Public Schools suspends 18 employees over suspected unemployment fraud," May 24, 2012

FURTHER READING: Michigan Education Report, “Two Plead Guilty in DPS Payroll Scam," Feb. 3, 2010

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