SC DEW: Over 2,800 unemployment insurance claims referred to authorities investigating fraud

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says they have referred 2,855 unemployment insurance claims to authorities investigating them for fraud. Officials say the investigation will be conducted by state and federal authorities including the United States Department of Justice National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force and the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Insurance Fraud Division.

SC DEW: Unemployment claims increase more than 100% in one week

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Unemployment numbers in South Carolina and across the nation continue to skyrocket as the coronavirus outbreak continues. Officials with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce say last week more than 64 thousand people filed initial claims for unemployment benefits. That’s an increase of more than 108 percent. The hardest hit areas are Horry and Charleston counties…