State Police Investigating Unemployment Fraud in Chester County

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NEWLIN TWP, PA — The Pennsylvania State Police announced they are investigating an incident of identity theft and unemployment fraud.

Authorities state that on May 2, 2022, Troopers from the Embreeville Station responded to Ground Hog College Road in Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, The victim, a 63-year-old male, reported that an unknown perpetrator used his personal identity to file for unemployment and open a bank account. This investigation is ongoing.

If you believe you are a victim of identity theft there are steps you should take.

  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.identitytheft.gov or by calling 1-877-438-4338.
  • File a report with the local police.
  • Report the incident to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection by calling 1-800-441-2555.
  • File an Identity Theft Affidavit (Form 14039) with the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Contact the fraud departments of the three major credit bureaus:
  • Close any accounts that have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
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Information is subject to change at any time. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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