Sacramento Couple Accused Of Receiving $550K In Fraudulent Unemployment BenefitsA Sacramento couple is accused of receiving more than $550,000 in fraudulent unemployment funds, police announced Friday.
California EDD Chief Vows Changes After MisstepsEmployment Development Director Rita Saenz, who took over last month after the previous director retired, repeatedly said she could not answer questions about what happened before she was hired. But she vowed to lawmakers: “This will never happen again.”
Audit: California Unemployment Agency Was Warned Of Fraud, Did LittleDespite warnings, the California Employment Development Department did nothing for four months to stop paying bogus jobless claims, according to an audit released Thursday.
State Auditor Rips California EDD For Being Unprepared Despite Knowing About Issues For Nearly A DecadeCalifornia's unemployment agency might have overpaid millions of people since March after it stopped enforcing some eligibility rules so they could process claims faster, according to a new audit released Tuesday.
California: Criminal Rings Loot Billions In Unemployment FundsCalifornia officials say hackers, identity thieves and overseas criminal rings stole an estimated $11.4 billion in unemployment benefits last year.
Suspicious Surge In California Unemployment Claims Raises ConcernsCalifornia is reporting a surge in coronavirus unemployment claims last week for independent contractors, gig workers and the self-employed, and the tens of thousands of claims are raising renewed concerns about widespread fraud.
1.4 Million Virus Unemployment Claims Suspended In CaliforniaCalifornia has suspended 1.4 million unemployment claims as it battles fraud in its massive coronavirus unemployment relief program, it was reported Wednesday.
California May Have Paid Out-Of-State Inmates Unemployment BenefitsMore than $40 million in California funding intended to help people left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic probably went to inmates in out-of-state jails and prisons, it was reported Tuesday.
EDD Suspends 'High Risk' Accounts To Weed Out FraudIn a tweet this weekend, the Employment Development Department announced it was suspending an unspecified number of accounts in an effort to weed out fraud.
Sacramento Man Accused Of Bilking $219K From California EDD Debit CardsProsecutors have filed charges against a Sacramento man suspected of fraudulently taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from California unemployment.
Convicted Sex Offender Accused Of Receiving Unemployment Benefits While In Yolo County JailA convicted sex offender is the latest to be charged in California's ongoing unemployment fraud.
Former EDD Employee In Roseville Charged In California's Unemployment Fraud InvestigationFormer EDD employee, Andrea Gervais of Roseville, is accused of filing 100 fake claims, including one in the name of a sitting United States Senator.
EDD Did Not Comply With State Audit, Putting Californians At Risk Of ID TheftThe state auditor found the Employment Development Department has put millions at risk of identity theft amid the pandemic, violating state law.
California Woman Sentenced In Disability Fraud SchemeA woman was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in prison for scheming with a California state employee to file hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent claims for disability insurance benefits.
Coronavirus Unemployment: What To Do If You’ve Been Victimized By EDD FraudFrom stealing your identity to using your address, thousands are getting caught up in Employment Development Department fraud even if they never filed for unemployment.