WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW
72-1371. Misrepresentation to obtain benefits or to prevent payments or to evade contribution liability — Criminal penalty. (1) The making of a false statement when the maker knows the statement to be false, or the wilful [willful] failure to disclose a material fact in order to obtain or increase any benefit or other payment under this chapter or under an unemployment insurance law of any state or of the federal government, either for the benefit of the maker or for any other person, is hereby declared to be a felony.
(2) The making by an employer or any officer or agent of an employer or any other person of a false statement or representation when the maker knows the statement or representation to be false, or the willful failure to disclose a material fact to prevent or reduce the payment of benefits to any individual entitled thereto or to avoid becoming or remaining a covered employer or to avoid or reduce any contribution or other payment required from a covered employer under this chapter or under any unemployment insurance law of any state or of the federal government, or the willful failure or refusal to make such contributions or other payment or to furnish any such reports required under this chapter is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor.
[72-1371, added 1947, ch. 269, sec. 71, p. 793; am. 1949, ch. 144, sec. 71, p. 252; am. 1951, ch. 235, sec. 5, p. 472; am. 1961, ch. 294, sec. 5, p. 517; am. 1963, ch. 316, sec. 6, p. 864; am. 1998, ch. 1, sec. 90, p. 88.]