RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA) — A Rancho Cucamonga woman has been arrested on suspicion of filing several fraudulent unemployment claims in the names of her four children.
Ashley Kelly, 31, was arrested Wednesday at her home in Riverside on suspicion of identity theft and on an outstanding warrant for petty theft.READ MORE: 3 Pop-Up Vaccination Sites To Open In Northeast San Fernando Valley
Authorities say a man reported being contacted by an EDD representative in September about two accounts that contained his personal information. The accounts turned out to be under his name and his 11-year-old child’s name, and with further investigation, the EDD determined claims had been opened under the names and information of the man’s three other minor children.READ MORE: Driver Identified In Bizarre Pursuit Involving BMW Doing Donuts, Hitting Pedestrian
The unidentified man told sheriff’s investigators he suspected his children’s estranged mother, Ashley Kelly, of taking more than $17,000 in fraudulent EDD funds via several ATM withdrawals and purchases in San Bernardino, Fontana, Diamond Bar, and Rancho Cucamonga. Further investigation determined Kelly used the names, birth dates and social security numbers of her four children to obtain over $56,000 from the EDD, authorities said.MORE NEWS: For 2nd Straight Year, San Diego Comic-Con Will Be Virtual
Kelly remains in custody on $100,000 bail, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office.