2 Plead Guilty to Unemployment Fraud In South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to defrauding the state of South Carolina of unemployment insurance benefits.

The Department of Employment and Workforce says in a news release Tuesday that 44-year-old Raymond Whiteside of Spartanburg and 54-year-old Janis Manning of Columbia pleaded guilty to making false statements with the intent of defrauding the jobless benefits agency.

The agency says Whiteside was employed while receiving jobless benefits in 2012. The department says Manning also had a job while she got benefits between 2008 and 2010. Authorities say both people lied about their employment.

Whiteside was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Manning has been ordered to repay the Workforce Department more than $10,000.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office prosecuted the cases.

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