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Sedgwick Co. Sheriff’s Office partners with KDOL to assist victims of unemployment fraud

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Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 11:50 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday a partnership with the Kansas Department of Labor that will assist victims of identity fraud.

“During the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous Kansans were victims of fraud by perpetrators who used victim’s identification and falsely claimed unemployment benefits. As a result, the victim’s identity has been flagged as potentially fraudulent with the KDOL. The SGSO is now assisting the KDOL to restore victim’s identification,” said the sheriff’s office in a release.

Any Sedgwick County resident who is trying to apply for unemployment benefits and was informed by KDOL that their identity was already used to file for unemployment benefits is eligible.

Beginning Monday, June 7th, claimants can come to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Records Section located inside the Adult Detention Facility at 141 W. Elm, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Claimants must provide one or two documents based on the federal Form I-9 requirements to complete the Identity Verification – Law Enforcement Office form K-FRD 102.

Once the claimant has produced the proper identification documents to the Records Section, they will be asked to fill out a form. SGSO will verify their identification and then send the form to KDOL.

The process will allow the victim to have their identity reinstated in the KDOL system. The victim will be eligible for any KDOL benefits the victim may have/will apply for in the future.

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