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 often individuals who have the same or similar names or even the same name and year of birth (YOB).  

Unemployment Insurance Fraud Convictions
October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014

 Name/YOB

Restitution
Paid Prior to
Sentencing

 Restitution
Court
Ordered

Fines

Fees

Months
Jail or
Prison

Years
Probation

Community
Service
Hours

Stacia B. Ward 1979 $10,856.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Christopher Daniel Grubbs 1964 $- $7,894.00 $40.00 $- 21 0.75 0
Richard Paul Martinez 1974 $1,212.00 $3,308.00 $40.00 $- 0 2 60
Brandon C. Griggs 1979 $7,533.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Edward Lee Wilson 1962 $9,369.00 $2,282.00 $40.00 $13.00 0 3 75
Adam Donovan Quagliata 1984 $6,218.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Manuel L. Johnson 1967 $200.00 $13,059.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 120
Lahep Yousif 1969 $8,858.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Angela Mercedes Avena 1984 $2,528.00 $4,675.00 $40.00 $13.00 0 3 40
Jeffrey Caliendo 1971 $1,440.00 $7,772.00 $40.00 $- 6 3 80
Francisco Javier Pizarro 1974 $1,039.00 $8,039.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 60 0
Jamal Rashad Brooks-Hawkins 1980 $7,950.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Eduardo Chavez Jr. 1973 $8,318.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Anthony Blas Rivera 1966 $- $9,308.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 80
Denise Arce Mendoza 1969 $1,149.82 $5,470.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 40
Lorraine Rubio 1983 $14,579.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Claudeen Tallwood 1964 $3,069.00 $2,937.00 $40.00 $588.80 0 3 0
Donald Wayne Menchue II 1968 $2,737.00 $4,119.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 80
Lacresha S. Glasper 1980 $5,842.00 $- $386.00 $13.00 0 0 0
Victor Eduardo Aguirre 1976 $5,921.00 $- $388.00 $- 0 0 0
Armando Vizcarra 1977 $2,463.00 $13,457.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 75
Ramiro C Pena 1958 $480.00 $4,473.00 $40.00 $- 0 3 24
Tonya Lynn Asman 1973 $603.00 $6,564.00 $40.00 $- 0 2 40
Jerry Jack 1965 $9,343.00 $- $388.00 $13.00 0 0 0
 
Totals  
 
$111,707.82  

 $93,357.00  

 
$4,438.00   

 $640.80
 
27 
 
37.75 
 
774 

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