Woman allegedly used insurance fraud money for court payments, Door Dash and more – The Oakland Press

Woman allegedly used insurance fraud money for court payments, Door Dash and more – The Oakland Press


A Southfield woman has been charged in a criminal complaint for an alleged unemployment insurance scam related to COVID-19 through which she obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars.

As announced Wednesday by the Department of Justice, Katrina Patreese Maddox, 46, is facing federal charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for allegedly making false and fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in relation to the pandemic.

It’s alleged that from May 2020 through December 2021, Maddox used other people’s identities to file more than 35 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. The benefits she cards allegedly received illegally were used to make court payments, pay for Door Dash deliveries and for cash withdrawals.



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