California COVID-19 Benefits Fraud Could Reach $9.8 Billion -- Over Double The Original EstimatesCalifornia may have paid out nearly $10 billion in phony coronavirus unemployment claims — more than double the previous estimate — with some of that money going to organized crime in Russia, China, and other countries, according to a security firm hired to investigate the fraud.
California Jobless Fraud Likely Tops $2 Billion, Bank Of America SaysBank of America said Monday it is likely California paid at least $2 billion in fraudulent unemployment benefits, offering a glimpse of the potential size of the problem that has plagued states across the country during the pandemic.
Man Who Fraudulently Claimed FEMA Benefits For Home Damaged In Camp Fire Given Prison TimeA man convicted of filing a false FEMA claim for benefits after the 2018 Camp Fire has been sentenced to prison time.
EDD Fraud Concerns Forces Action In CaliforniaAt least 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits in California have been frozen because of suspected fraud, state officials said, revealing how prevalent the problem has become now that the state has paid more than $105 billion in benefits since March.
California Man Gets 5 Years In Prison For Art Fraud SchemeA California man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for trying to sell forged art to a South Florida gallery.
Elk Grove Neighborhood Celebrates 'Hell House' AuctionThe house at 6136 Demonte Way brought drugs, prostitution and violence into the neighborhood and resulted in more than 200 police calls for service.
2 Guilty In $1B Fraud As Feds Auction Burt Reynolds Trans AmTwo employees of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company have pleaded guilty to participating in what federal prosecutors say was a massive scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion.
Elk Grove Neighbors Celebrate Landlords' Arrests On 18 Counts Of FraudNeighbors who've been dealing with a problem house for years are celebrating the arrests of the property owners who they say ignored their pleas for help.
Notorious Sacramento Property Owner Arrested On Forgery And Conspiracy ChargesA Sacramento man who owns dozens of properties while claiming to be destitute has been arrested on multiple charges of fraud and conspiracy.
Mastermind Behind College Admission Cheating Scheme Has Sacramento RootsA well-known Sacramento-based college counselor is at the center of this nationwide scandal, accused of guaranteeing wealthy clients' children a place in elite universities.
FCC: Nearly Half The Calls You Receive This Year Will Be SpamNearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday.
Have You Seen This Man? Sacramento Man Wanted For Defrauding Truckee Businesses A Sacramento Man is actively wanted by Truckee Police after reportedly passing fraudulent checks to multiple local businesses in the city.
Calif. Attorney General: 32 People With Gang Ties Arrested In Connection With Fraud Scheme Across 13 CountiesAuthorities have arrested 32 suspected gang members accused of carrying out a fraud scheme that stole $1 million through hacking credit card terminals and merchant accounts at medical and dental businesses.
Former Kings Executive Jeff David Under Investigation On Fraud ChargesFormer Sacramento Kings executive Jeff David is under federal investigation for fraud connected to naming rights of the Golden 1 Center.
Police: Caretaker Wrote Herself Fraudulent Checks Worth Thousands Of DollarsDeputies said they searched Whitcomb's residence and recovered $5,000.