Six former IRS workers guilty of unemployment fraud

05/28/2014 11:56 AM

06/03/2014 10:17 AM

Six former Internal Revenue Service employees have pleaded guilty to illegally receiving unemployment benefits while working for the government agency.

The six Kansas City-area residents entered guilty pleas on Tuesday and Wednesday to charges of stealing government funds by fraud. Between them, the defendants collected $66,030, according to federal prosecutors in Kansas City.

Those who pleaded guilty: Michelle Glavin, 32, Christopher Castillo, 34, Jesse Love, 61 and Tiffani Harding, 27, all of Kansas City; Shalonda Bradley, 41, of Grandview, and Berneta Weedin, 59, of Platte Woods.

Sentencing dates will be scheduled later.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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