Unemployment checks sent to the dead

April 5, 2013 11:33AM

The Tennessean covers a state Comptroller audit that found more than $73 million wasted by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This included sending unemployment checks to the deceased. The article provides Beacon CEO Justin Owen’s reaction to the findings.

“It’s outrageous that taxpayer money has been so mishandled,” said Justin Owen, president and CEO of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a free market and government waste watchdog group. “Even worse in this instance, you have unemployed Tennesseans failing to receive benefits because it went to those that it shouldn’t have and, in some cases, it went to those that were dead. It’s really disheartening.”

Read the entire article here.