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Crime: Identity Theft / Unemployment Funds #1084205

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A tax refund scam noted. Report introduced.

(Boston: Drew Griffin) An identity fraud tsunami targeting unemployment benefits by using stolen identities examined; scenes shown from Florida where many rings operate; financial statistics cited [North Miami Beach Det. David CATLIN@- says it's easy money.] [Police Det. Cora MANN - says she was scammed.] [US attorney Wilfredo FERRER@- says the programs are based on trust.] [Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity director Jesse PANUCCIO@- comments on the benefits problem.] A statement from the Labor Department, which declined an interview, quoted. The cabinet secretary's refusal to face tough questions discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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