YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — A convicted sex offender is the latest to be charged in California’s ongoing unemployment fraud.
Authorities say Taylor Gholar, 29, was receiving benefits while in custody at the Yolo County Jail. He was sentenced on Dec. 10 to three years in prison for going to meet a minor for the purpose of lewd or lascivious conduct.READ MORE: 'My Heart Rate Definitely Went Up': Sacramento Officers Use Virtual Reality To Train On Real World Encounters
Investigators reportedly intercepted calls between Gholar and his girlfriend, Sonia Chan, about the fake claims. According to the criminal complaint, Chan allegedly submitted an unemployment application for Gholar online and received debit cards on his behalf.READ MORE: Man In Custody Accused Of String Of Woodland ATM Robberies
They say the couple received nearly $12,000 from the state. Both are now facing felony charges.MORE NEWS: Sacramentans Excited To Be Out Celebrating Cinco De Mayo This Year