PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans who file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits should have to pay back more money than they received, a state advisory panel recommended Tuesday.

People are already required to repay any unemployment benefits they receive as the result of fraud, but the proposal would make them pay an additional penalty equal to 50 percent of the benefits received. For a second or subsequent fraudulent claim, the penalty would increase to 100 percent of the benefits received.

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