SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Prosecutors have filed charges against a Sacramento man suspected of fraudulently taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from California unemployment.
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office says, back in early December, a man named Walter Lee Dawson was arrested after a probation compliance check uncovered a Glock-style pistol with no serial number, $58,000 in cash and drugs.
But, prosecutors say that’s not all that was found. A total of nine EDD debit cards issued to different names, and some 20 EDD documents to various people, were also discovered.
Investigators allege that Dawson bilked about $219,000 from the EDD cards.
Dawson is now facing nine new felony counts of EDD fraud. He is set to be arraigned on the charges on Monday.
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If convicted, with him already having a prior strike for burglary, the DA’s office says Dawson is facing a maximum sentence of 19 years and 4 months in state prison.