Columbus man pleads guilty to Unemployment Insurance Fraud

A Columbus man will have to repay more than $32,000 after pleading guilty to Unemployment Insurance Fraud.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says that 44-year-old Kevin Golden pled guilty in Marion County Superior Court Criminal Division 4. Through the use of agency records, a state employee began an investigation and determined that Golden was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits.

Golden was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to repay the department $32,760 for the benefits he fraudulently collected.

State officials say that you can help combat unemployment insurance fraud and abuse by reporting it online at You do not need to provide your name or any other identifying information in order to file a complaint.