California Gets $1.1B Back In Likely Fraudulent Unemployment BenefitsAbout $1.1 billion in unused unemployment benefits returned to California on Tuesday, money state officials said was most likely attempted fraud during the pandemic.
Anti-Unemployment Fraud Measures In California Face ScrutinyCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration wants to pay tens of millions of dollars this year so the state can keep using sophisticated software to stop scammers from filing fake unemployment claims and stealing money from taxpayers.
Woman Charged In 'Largest EDD Fraud Scheme' Discovered In Sacramento CountyA woman was arrested in Las Vegas in connection to what authorities call the largest unemployment fraud scheme discovered within Sacramento County, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Criminals Stole At Least $20 Billion In Unemployment Payments From CaliforniaCalifornia has given away at least $20 billion to criminals in the form of fraudulent unemployment benefits, state officials said Monday.
Elk Grove Man Charged With Making $385K In Fraudulent EDD ClaimsAn Elk Grove man has been arrested, accused of stealing more than $385,000 in taxpayer funds via fraudulent unemployment claims.
Natomas Woman Arrested In Unemployment Fraud Scheme, Drug BustAn unemployment fraud scheme and drug bust resulted in the arrest of a Natomas woman, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday.
Newsom Administration Appoints Special Counsel For California Unemployment FraudCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration on Tuesday tapped a former federal prosecutor to help investigate billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits paid by the state.
'Dangerous Combination': Sacramento Gun Bust Leads To Charges Of $600,000 In Unemployment FraudProsecutors say a gun bust has led investigators to uncover $600,000 in pandemic-related fraud from California's beleaguered unemployment agency, in what Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert called a “dangerous combination."
Roseville Woman Admits To Unemployment Benefit FraudAutomatic teller machine cameras showed the woman using the debit card issued to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
California Inmate Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $100,000 In Unemployment BenefitsA California prison inmate pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to steal more than $100,000 in unemployment benefits designed to help those who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic — one of numerous such thefts that authorities say have totaled more than $810 million.
Woman Arrested In Unemployment Fraud Scheme Totaling Over $250,000, Sacramento DA SaysA woman was arrested in connection to an unemployment fraud scheme that totaled more than $250,000, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday.