Cleveland Co. man to pay $284K in unemployment fraud case

Cleveland Co. man to pay $284K in unemployment fraud case

Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

Jeffrey Glenn.

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 5:36 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Cleveland County man was sentenced to federal prison on Wednesday on unemployment insurance fraud and other related offenses.

Jeffrey Glenn, 41, of Shelby, was sentenced to 75 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $284,831 in restitution to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Glenn and con-conspirator Reggie Wimbush were charged in August of 2011 with wire fraud, mail fraud, theft of public money, identity theft and aggravated identity theft stemming from a scheme to defraud the State of North Carolina out of unemployment benefits.

According to officials, the duo fraudulently executed the scheme by filing numerous unemployment claims using the identities of 23 people. Most of the identities were stolen, documents say.

Glenn and Wimbush received benefits of more than $284,000.

Glenn plead guilty to all the charges against him. Wimbush was sentenced to 57 months in prison back in October.

 

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