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Unemployment benefits have exploded in popularity over the last few years as millions of Americans lost or changed employment. Consequently, unemployment fraud saw a sharp increase, with an estimated $163 billion fraudulently claimed during the pandemic. Locally, over $600,000 has been collected in Arizona from unemployment fraud from April 1st

Money laundering is the process of making illicitly gained proceeds ‘clean.’ In other words, when someone launders money, they take money made from criminal activity and disguise it as legitimate funds.  ARS 13-2317 defines Money Laundering as the transfer of illegally-obtained money between multiple points to make the money’s source untraceable.