For Immediate Release
Febuary 24, 2022
Richard Lavers, Deputy Commissioner
Department of Employment Security
Adam L. Woods, Unemployment Fraud Prosecutor
Concord, NH -- Attorney General John M. Formella and Department of Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis announce that Sean Hendricks of Nashua, New Hampshire, was indicted on February 17, 2022 in Hillsborough County Superior Court – South, on one count of unemployment compensation fraud, a class A felony.
The State alleges that between the weeks ending January 11, 2020 and January 9, 2021, Mr. Hendricks knowingly failed to disclose his employment and earnings to the Department of Employment Security in order to obtain or increase his unemployment compensation benefits, in that on 46 occasions he submitted a weekly continued claim form and answered "No" to the question: "Last week, did you work or perform services? This includes just starting a new job, working part-time employment, or working for yourself, regardless of whether you have received payment[,]" As a result, Mr. Hendricks is alleged to have fraudulently received $27,626.50 in unemployment compensation benefits.
The charges and allegations set forth in the indictment are merely accusations, and Mr. Hendricks 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.
New Hampshire Department of Justice
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