SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A former state employee was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento announced.

According to court documents, Rebecca Stoneking, 39, of Sacramento was part of a conspiracy to defraud the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) between 2008 and 2010.

Using her position as an accounting technician with EDD, Stoneking transferred legitimate wage data received by EDD from individuals who were unconnected to the conspiracy to Timothy Oller and Russell Williams. Oller and Williams then filed unemployment claims that were based on their false wages for a company they never worked for.

That company was unable to detect the fraud because it was going out of business and conducting mass-layoffs at the time, according to the DOJ.

After the completion of her prison sentence, Stoneking will be required to serve three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is scheduled for co-defendant Williams is scheduled for Jan. 9. Oller was previously sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Comments (6)
  1. gna says:

    90 grand…………that’s a few trips around the world in first class accommodations

    just got thrown out the window . . . . . Dum-de-dumm-de-dumb

  2. nothingchanges says:

    Affirmative Action at its best !

    1. facts&fictions says:

      You think AA helped the minorities? If that is true, why all businesses, public officicals, educators, etc.. rarely, but still held by hegemonic white? The truth is AA mainly helped, if at all on class not race, idiot, get educated.

      1. nothingchanges says:

        I waz ejakakdid in stoktin skoolz 🙂

      2. nothingchanges says:

        Seriously, There was a time when you could call local and state government offices and get an educated person on the phone that spoke perfect English and the task at hand was taken care of efficiently…… I don’t know what you are talking about. “press 2 for Spanish”

      3. Fair Mexi-American says:

        Who did it help then? Whites are still a majority in the nation, so statistically they would have more jobs, right? Besides that, I see people of every race in public office, businesses, and education. What do you want now, to take the jobs away from qualified Whites, and give them to unqualified minorities? Oh wait, that’s what AA does too…. Just wait until Whites are the minority, they’re going to use those same laws to their advantage too.

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