BURBANK (CBSLA) — Six people were arrested on Friday night in Burbank in connection to an ongoing unemployment fraud investigation.
Police said they found 40 Employment Development Department cards, $40,000 in cash and a loaded gun in a vehicle they pulled over.READ MORE: Jerry West Insulted At Being Left Off Jeanie Buss’ Top 5 Lakers List
Scammers from out of the state and out of the country have been targeting California’s unemployment system.READ MORE: Cache Of Fireworks Worth $50,000 Seized From Santa Ana Home
To help fight suspected fraud within the department, the agency is currently rebooting its system until an investigation is complete.
New requirements through California’s EDD are expected to include automated ID check to prevent fraud.MORE NEWS: Bill Maher Tests Positive For COVID-19
Meantime, the agency is not accepting any new claims for at least one more week. Claims submitted before the announcement to pause the system will not be impacted, officials said.