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Kansas governor, spouse victims of bogus unemployment claims


February 5, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday that both she and her husband had fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits filed in their names with the state.

The Democratic governor's disclosure to reporters came amid an increasingly intense focus by the Republican-controlled Legislature on bogus unemployment claims and ongoing criticism of the state Department of Labor's operations. The department has seen claims from jobless workers and bogus ones spike at times during the COVID-19 pandemic, including since late November.

The state shut down its unemployment system from S...

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