Unemployment fraud cases are on the rise in Michigan.
Advocates say the state’s automated unemployment insurance system is snagging innocent people for fraud without any human oversight.
Being wrongly accused of fraud can mean many months, lots of money and a hearing before an administrative judge to clear your name.
That's exactly what happened to George Patterson of Taylor, who saves everything.
“I’ve been accused of being a pack rat,” he said. “I have a lot of my paperwork from 10, 15 years ago.”