For Immediate Release
December 26, 2019
Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
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Richard Lavers, Deputy Commissioner
Department of Employment Security
Adam L. Woods, Unemployment Fraud Prosecutor
Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Department of Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis announce that Allison Roy of Milton Mills, New Hampshire, was indicted on December 19, 2019, in Strafford County Superior Court, on one count of unemployment compensation fraud, a class A felony.
The State alleges that between the weeks ending September 9, 2017 and March 17, 2018, Ms. Roy knowingly failed to disclose her employment and earnings to the Department of Employment Security in order to obtain or increase her unemployment compensation benefits, in that on 26 occasions she submitted a weekly continued claim form and answered "No" to the question: "Did you work or perform any services, including self-employment last week? Regardless of whether or not you have been paid for the work or services." As a result, Ms. Roy is alleged to have fraudulently received $6,820.00 in unemployment compensation benefits.
The charges and allegations set forth in the indictment are merely accusations, and Ms. Roy is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The Department of Employment Security provides unemployment compensation benefits to eligible claimants who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The Department investigates and prosecutes both criminal and civil unemployment compensation fraud with the goal of protecting New Hampshire's unemployment compensation trust fund.
This case is being prosecuted by Attorney Adam L. Woods, who prosecutes unemployment fraud cases in the Department of Justice.
New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301