Two IRS employees indicted
Two Internal Revenue Service employees from Austin have been indicted on charges that they claimed more than $12,000 in unemployment benefits.
Federal officials in Dallas on Wednesday accused Spencer Allen and Mona Alexander of theft of unemployment insurance benefits and making false statements to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Authorities said Allen received $3,395 and Alexander obtained $9,172 in benefits. Both face fines and possible jail time if convicted.
IRS spokeswoman Lea Crusberg said she couldn’t comment on pending litigation. Attorneys for the defendants didn’t immediately return messages.
A commission spokeswoman said the alleged wrongdoing was discovered when the IRS notified state agencies after finding similar cases in Utah and California.