The Vignalis appealed their 12 grand in debt and won

MADISON, Wis. — An administrative law judge has overturned a Department of Workforce Development decision to charge an Appleton man about $12,000 for overpaid unemployment benefits during the pandemic.

The news comes as a relief to Steve and Tammy Vignali, after a News 3 Investigation showing how some individuals could face hundreds in monthly payments for unemployment debt during the pandemic.

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