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.
'Absolutely Unacceptable': California Lawmaker Calls For Audit Of EDD While Many Wait For BenefitsOut of 1.5 million calls placed to EDD in one week of May — 600,000 of which were unique calls — only 150,000 people were able to speak with a person at EDD.
Goldstein Investigates: EDD Worker Says Phone Agents Lack Training, SupportThe state said because of record unemployment and low staffing, the department has had to bring in almost 5,000 temporary employees to handle the increase in volume, likening the process to building a plane in midair.
EDD Provides Options For Workers Impacted By Coronavirus Outbreak, Including Filing For UnemploymentAs the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in California continues to grow, the state's Employment Development Department has issued guidelines for workers impacted by the disease.
Unemployment Rate Slightly Up In DecemberCalifornia's unemployment rate rose slightly in December.
Employers In LA In Search Of Seniors And Baby Boomers To Fill Open PositionsEmployers are actively recruiting seasoned workers, in part, due to their allegiance to the workplace.