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IWD handles unemployment benefits related fraud claims in Iowa. Fraud is defined as knowingly providing false information, or withholding information, in order to receive UI benefits. If this is proven against you then, fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits can lead to severe penalties which include:
Since the IWD is making your credibility at issue here, it is possible that they may prosecute. A jury would need to decide the issue then.
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I have no statistic for Iowa; but these cases are rarely prosecuted - less than 5% of the time. This is what the lady appears to be hinting to you.
There are no set guidelines posted on this issue by the IWD; so it appears to be a matter left to ad hoc negotiations on a case by case basis. It could include IWD withholding money from future unemployment benefits and/or taking your State income tax refund.