San Dimas Man Pleads Guilty To Fraudulently Obtaining Over $500K In Unemployment BenefitsA San Dimas man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal criminal charge that he fraudulently obtained more than $500,000 in COVID-19-related unemployment benefits from the California Employment Development Department.
'I Have To Live': Victims Of EDD Fraud Say They Are Going Broke While Waiting For Bank Of America To RespondThe California Employment Development Department says it has resolved 95% of its backlogged claims, but said that only Bank of America could resolve the fraud claims.
Menifee Woman Pleads Guilty To Fraudulently Obtaining Over $500K From EDDA Riverside County woman Wednesday pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge for fraudulently obtaining more than $500,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits.
'An Information Coverup': New Study Says California's EDD Fraud Could Top $8BUnemployment insurance fraud in the state could top $8 billion, according to a new study from the California Center for Jobs and the Economy.
'I Have Never Seen Anything Like It': Bank Of America Says Fraudsters Have Stolen $2B In California EDD FundsGov. Gavin Newsom's office said it was working with Bank of America and EDD to check on the fraud claims, though it could not immediately confirm the $2 billion figure released by the bank.
More Than $140M In EDD Benefits Paid Out To California Inmates, Investigation FindsIn a letter to the governor this week, the California District Attorney's Statewide EDD Fraud Task Force detailed what their investigation found: more than 35,000 claims filed between March and August in the names of inmates.
'Absolutely Stunning': Lawmakers React To Goldstein Investigation Into Minors Collecting EDD BenefitsLawmakers want answers after a recent David Goldstein investigation found that children as young as 1-year-old were collecting unemployment benefits.
Goldstein Investigates: EDD Claims Filed On Behalf Of Children Raise QuestionsA David Goldstein investigation found nearly a dozen questionable unemployment claims for minors receiving unemployment funds as unemployed actors or fashion models.
Glendale Police Arrest Tujunga Man On Suspicion Of EDD FraudRazmik Grigoryan, of Tujunga, was arrested Friday on suspicion of unemployment insurance fraud.
Menifee Woman Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining Over $500K From EDDA Riverside County woman is facing identity theft charges after allegedly getting more than $500,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits from the state.
2 On Your Side: More Than 30K California Addresses Targets Of Potential EDD Fraud, Data ShowData obtained by CBS shows more than 30,000 addresses across the state have been used to file potentially fraudulent unemployment insurance claims.
EDD To Undergo Audit After Reports Of Letters Addressed To Dozens Of People Arriving At Homes Listed For SaleEDD said anyone who receives a letter not meant for them should return it to the department and file a fraud report online.
'We Want To Know What The Heck Is Going On': State Senator Calls For Audit Of EDD After Hundreds Of Letters Arrive At Riverside Home Addressed To Dozens Of PeopleEven more troublesome is the fact that California is set to begin sending an extra $300 per week to millions of unemployed people beginning next week — providing even more incentive for fraud.
'We Can't Gamble With People's Lives': Lawmakers Grill EDD Director Over Ongoing BacklogsEDD Director Sharon Hilliard said that while there are more than 1 million pending claims, she believes that only about 250,000 of the people who filed are actually eligible for benefits
Lawmakers To Hold Hearing Over EDD Backlog As Report Shows 1M Claims Have Yet To Be ProcessedSo many California residents have complained to their state lawmakers that the assembly has scheduled a special hearing Thursday to investigate the EDD.