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Former Associate Director of Department of Employment Services Sentenced for Fraud

Friday, December 23, 2016

Contact:  Jaime M. Yarussi, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC - On December 13, 2016, Gaby Fraser, former Associate Director,
Department of Employment Services (DOES), was sentenced to 5 years of supervised probation, 180 days incarceration (suspended), and a $50 court fee, after pleading guilty to one count of First Degree Misdemeanor Fraud. The court also ordered Ms. Fraser to pay $19,027 in restitution.

A DC Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigation revealed that from January 2010 through September 2011, Ms. Fraser accessed the DOES computer system and entered fraudulent information on behalf of her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend to qualify them to receive unemployment insurance (UI) compensation benefits to which they were not entitled.

Inspector General Daniel W. Lucas commends the efforts of those who investigated,
including OIG Special Agent Michele Carter, and Department of Labor Office of Inspector General Special Agent Robert Ernest. In addition, he expresses appreciation to Assistant US Attorney Teresa Howie for her hard work in prosecuting the case.