TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-44
Employment Security – Benefits

SECTION 28-44-24


§ 28-44-24 Disqualification for fraud.

(a) An individual who has been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction of knowingly or fraudulently making a false statement, or knowingly or fraudulently misrepresenting a material fact, with intent to defraud the employment security fund of any benefit or to wrongfully obtain or increase any benefit, either for himself or herself or for any other person, whether under chapters 42 – 44 of this title or under an employment security law of any other state, of the federal government, or of a foreign government, in regard to which this state acted as agent pursuant to an agreement authorized by chapters 42 – 44 of this title, shall be disqualified from receiving benefits for a period of one year following that conviction.

(b) This disqualification shall be imposed by the director and shall be in addition to any criminal penalty which may be imposed under any other provision in chapters 42 – 44 of this title.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 284, § 7; P.L. 1953, ch. 3206, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 28-44-24.)