Your Tax Dollars At Work: Convicted Killer Receives Unemployment While In Jail
March 4, 2012 - 11:18 am
I guess the unemployment folks in California don’t even bother to do the slightest of checks on recipients… like looking to see if they’re in jail:
Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said Saturday that Anthony Garcia, nicknamed “Chopper,” received more than $30,000 in fraudulent unemployment while in Los Angeles County jail from 2008 to 2010.
Parker says Garcia’s father and two girlfriends would get the checks then cash them and deposit the money in the inmate accounts of Garcia and fellow gang members.
I know there’s a lot of unemployment applications being processed by these government employees (paid with tax dollars), thanks to the Obama economy, but is it too much to ask that they check to see if the recipient is behind bars? True, he was unemployed, but he was also being housed, fed, and clothed at taxpayer expense, so I don’t think he needed the unemployment checks for necessities.