What Cheer man accused of fraudulently receiving unemployment benefits

What Cheer, Iowa- A What Cheer man faces felony charges after an investigator for Iowa Workforce Development alleged he fraudulently received unemployment benefits from Iowa Workforce Development. John Clubb, 39, of What Cheer, was arrested on January 15 by the Keokuk County Sheriff’s office. 

According to a compliant and affidavit filed by Iowa Workforce Development Investigator Kasandra Ellenwood, Clubb received unemployment insurance benefits for 26 weeks from June 2016 to April 2017. The total amount of unemployment benefits paid to Clubb was $12,779. Ellenwood states in an affidavit that during the time period Clubb received benefits, he also was working.

“I confirmed with Mr. Clubb’s employers, Clarahan Trucking Co., VMC Management Corp., and Crop Production Services, that John Clubb was working for them during the benefit years in which he claimed unemployment benefits,” Ellenwood writes.

A review of documents from all three employers showed that Clubb had not been truthful with Iowa Workforce Development regarding his earnings during that time, Ellenwood said.

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