Department of Economic Security
Unemployment Insurance Fraud Convictions
Quarterly Report

Unemployment Insurance Fraud is a serious crime! In Arizona, it is a Class VI Felony to misrepresent or fail to disclose facts or to make false statements in order to obtain or increase your Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. If you knowingly make a false statement or withhold information in order to collect UI benefits to which you are not entitled, the Arizona Department of Economic Security may take civil or criminal action against you. Criminal action may result in up to 2 years in prison and fines up to $150,000 for each false statement.  Meaning, if you fraudulently receive 10 weeks of UI benefits to which you were not entitled, each week is considered as a separate false statement and you could receive up to 20 years maximum in prison and a $150,000 fine for each offense.

The following report lists the names and sentences of individuals convicted of UI fraud. Investigations were conducted by investigators assigned to the UI Unit of the DES Office of Special Investigations and prosecuted by the Arizona Attorney General's Office, Child and Family Protection Division. These court convictions are a matter of public record.  Note: while the information provided below is factual, there are sometimes individuals with the same or similar names or even the same name and year of birth (YOB) in some cases.  

Unemployment Insurance Fraud Convictions
October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013

Name/YOB

Restitution
Paid Prior to
Sentencing

 Restitution
Court
Ordered

Fines

Fees

Months
Jail or
Prison

Years
Probation

Community
Service
Hours

Lorenzo Salinas Jr. 1970 $0.00 $4,050.00 $20.00 $150.00 0 1.5 20
Rosalyn Estelle Caylor 1957 $1,240.00 $14,375.00 $40.00 $150.00 0 3 80
William Edward Pash 1955 $1,254.00 $4,563.00 $33.00 $0.00 0 2 30
Brandie Nichol Buffins 1987 $7,477.00 $13,404.00 $40.00 $0.00 0 3 100
Jason Owen Sitzer 1981 $3,958.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Erik Morales Rascon 1966 $849.00 $4,938.00 $40.00 $0.00 0 1.5 30
Stacy Jean Jones 1983 $5,734.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Jasmine Loubina Welsh 1968 $4,542.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Antonio Bibiano Santiago Jr. 1991 $12,840.00 $0.00 $20.00 $0.00 0 2 80
Eric Larue Nesbitt 1963 $0.00 $16,265.00 $40.00 $150.00 0 3 80
Patrick Michael Denton 1977 609.00 17,024.00 40.00 0.00 0 3 80 0
Julian Martinez 1968 $0.00 $3,354.00 $25.00 $45.00 0 3 55
Teresa Madueno 1967 $2,919.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Maarsen Rashad Roney 1980 $12,793.00 $3,360.00 $408.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Rachelle Lee Estrada 1972 $1,277.00 $15,412.00 $40.00 $0.00 3 (deferred) 3 100
Monique Lynnette Bullard 1983 $4,081.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Jesus Edgardo Leon Morales 1971 $0.00 $4,116.00 $40.00 $0.00 0 3 40
Brenda Lee Jordan 1960 $6,361.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Oscar Rodriguez 1963 $11,330.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Raymond Augustus Hector 1984 $8,318.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
James Preston Taylor Jr. 1963 $4,242.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Brett Richard Benninghoff 1981 $11,654.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Jennifer Jiun Cha 1971 $0.00 $7,245.00 $40.00 $0.00 0 3 60
Ernesto SJ Gomez Jr. 1982 $2,163.00 $11,849.00 $40.00 $0.00 0 3 120
Mearlinda Lee Lindsey 1978 $8,515.00 $1,300.00 $40.00 $0.00 0 2 50
Vincent john Rodriguez III 1981 $920.00 $4,235.00 $40.00 $0.00 0 3 80
Charlene Marie Crump 1984 $6,215.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Carrie Crystal Damon 1979 $6,633.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Janice Lynn Oliver 2013 $17,507.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Socorro Navarro 1973 $4,245.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Leon Watson 1974 $4,492.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Anthony Keoni Sabal 1981 $1,665.00 $8,570.00 $40.00 $0.00 0 3 80
Jennifer Conner 1972 $0.00 $13,085.00 $40.00 $0.00 0 3 120
James Sean Wilkins 1977 $0.00 $19,859.00 $40.00 $0.00 6 (deferred) 5 160
Brian Lee Frank 1981 $5,667.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Raul Hernandez 1967 $0.00 $6,345.00 $30.00 $0.00 0 3 80
Jerry McClellan 1969 $19,621.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Sandra Sue Bell 1948 $0.00 $7,218.00 $40.00 $45.00 0 3 40
Michel Drike 1977 $5,377.00 $388.00 $0.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Patricia Lynn Myers 1961 $5,321.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Tamara Renee Rinck 1965 $6,017.00 $0.00 $388.00 $0.00 0 0 0
Jennifer Patricia Alexander 1954 $6,298.00 $8,381.00 $40.00 $300.00 0 3 80  
Totals  $202,134.00  $189,336.00 
 $8,548.00  
$840.00       1565 

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