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Unemployment Insurance Fraud

In the state of Texas, unemployment benefits are administered by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). These benefits are provided to “workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and are actively seeking work.”

Applicants are expected to be honest not only in completing all forms when seeking these benefits but also regarding work statuses when they find new jobs. The TWC regularly reviews benefit claims, employer wage reports, and other databases in its effort to uncover possible fraud and the agency prosecutes alleged offenders when potential benefit fraud is discovered.

Dallas Unemployment Insurance Fraud Lawyer

If you have been notified by the TWC that you were overpaid benefits or you are suspected of unemployment benefits fraud, you will want to be sure to have legal representation before making any statements to the agency. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy aggressively defends clients facing these types of accusations in Dallas County, Tarrant County, Collin County, Denton County, and many surrounding areas of North Texas.

Our Fort Worth unemployment insurance fraud attorneys have more than a quarter-century of combined legal experience fighting for people in such communities as North Richland Hills, Irving, Flower Mound, Denton, McKinney, Plano, Highland Park, Richardson, and the Hurst-Euless-Bedford area. You can have our firm evaluate your case when you call (972) 233-5700 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Texas Unemployment Insurance Fraud Overview

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Unemployment Insurance Fraud Charges in Dallas

The TWC works with local and federal agencies as well as district attorney offices to prosecute alleged offenders who are accused of unemployment benefits fraud. Some of the reasons why people are accused of these crimes include:

State charges are generally prosecuted as theft offenses. This means that the specific classification of the crime will depend on the unlawful amount that was allegedly obtained:

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Unemployment Insurance Fraud Penalties in Dallas

If an alleged offender is convicted of unemployment benefits fraud in Texas, he or she will generally be ordered to pay restitution. This is usually the total amount of all benefits to which he or she was not entitled plus a 15 percent penalty.

In addition to losing all remaining benefits on his or her claim, the alleged offender can also face community service hours as well as one of the following possible sentences, depending on the classification of the crime:

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Texas Unemployment Insurance Fraud Defenses

When the TWC seeks reimbursement of unemployment benefits, a lawyer may be able to help you negotiate an alternative resolution. In some cases, alleged offenders may be able to prove they were not guilty of any wrongdoing through certain defenses such as:

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Find an Unemployment Insurance Fraud Lawyer in Dallas Fort Worth TX

Has the TWC contact you about allegedly committing unemployment insurance fraud? You should not waste any time in contacting legal counsel.

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy represents clients all over North Texas, including Mesquite, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, University Park, Arlington, Southlake, Allen, Frisco, Lewisville, Carrollton, and many others. Call (972) 233-5700 right now to have our Dallas unemployment insurance fraud attorneys review your case during a free legal consultation.

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Brian Bolton and Richard McConathy

Years of experience in defense have merited Brian Bolton and Richard McConathy recognition as Rising Stars from Texas Monthly Magazine.

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Office Locations


Primary Location


15110 North Dallas Pkwy #400
Dallas, TX 75248

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Secondary Locations


5068 W Plano Pkwy #300
Plano, TX 75093

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5700 Granite Parkway, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024

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1333 W McDermott Dr #200
Allen, TX 75013

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777 Main St #600
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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1308 Teasley Lane, Suite 116,
Denton, TX, 76205

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