Bremen Man Ordered to Reimburse Department of Work Force Development

Indiana Workforce DevelopmentA Bremen man was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court to two years probation and ordered to pay $34,126.25 in restitution for 18 months worth of unemployment benefits. Court documents indicate Timothy Heckaman, 53, previously pleaded guilty to the felony offense of theft of government property. Between March of 2010 and September of 2011 he applied for and received extended unemployment insurance benefits through the Indiana Department of Work Force Development. During that time Heckaman submitted false weekly vouchers to the state indicating he was not working when he actually did have a job. An investigation by the Department of Labor and Indiana Department of Work Force Development led to his conviction.