Unemployment routinely cross-matches ss numbers with payroll records. It will be much better to contact them before they bring criminal charges, which they definitely will do unless you contact them immediately. It would be best to ask them not to take any further action until you have your attorney contact them.
if you admit it, one or both of you will face criminal charges. You need to meet with a criminal defense attorney and plot a way of resolving this.
If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore, NY 11710 Telephone -516.512.6333 Email - Jgold@goldbenes.com
You have committed fraud. Contact an attorney with experience in both criminal defense and employment law in order to figure out how to best handle this.
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