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: WeHo Residents Preparing For New 'Supreme' Location
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: Stanford Completes Season Sweep Of No. 15 USC, 64-61
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: Exclusive: 21-Year-Old Homeless Man Charged In Yet Another Metro Bus Stop Attack, Victim Speaks Out
Kelly remains in custody on $100,000 bail, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office.