Waynesboro councilwoman accused of unemployment fraud

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Brenda Lee Lewis (WRDW-TV)

Brenda Lee Lewis (WRDW-TV)

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

BURKE COUNTY, Ga. -- A Waynesboro councilwoman is out on bond after being arrested for unemployment fraud.

Burke County Chief Magistrate Sterling Wimberly says 49-year-old Brenda Lee Lewis received 11 weekly unemployment checks when she was still employed back in 2009.

A repayment plan was set up, but Lewis did not keep up her part of the agreement. The amount of money she was paid (plus interest and a fine) totals $4,295.

An arrest warrant was issued for Lewis, and she turned herself in.

This is a violation of the Georgia Employment Security Law. Lewis could be punished with up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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