The state has affirmed it has paid out more than $19 million in fraudulent unemployment claims since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment gave the update during a news meeting.
Recently, the state unemployment administrators said they assessed fraudsters pulled off as much as $30 million since the pandemic started.
The state says while it lost the $19 million, it gauges it has forestalled another $37 billion from getting under the control of fraudsters.
They are right now investigating more than 1,000,000 dubious claims.
The CDLE says it is executing new procedures consistently to keep any more extortion from occurring.