Large Portion Of California's 77,000 New EDD Claims Suspected To Be FraudulentThe U.S. Labor Department says California received an additional 77,000 unemployment claims last week, compared to the week before. The number is so large, it accounts for more than a quarter of all such claims submitted nationally.
'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.
Class Action Filed Against Bank Of America Over EDD FraudA class action lawsuit has been filed against Bank of America alleging that it hasn't done enough to protect unemployment accounts from fraud.
9 San Diego County Inmates Charged With Receiving More Than $160K In Fraudulent EDD ClaimsProsecutors say between June and September of last year, nine inmates filed fraudulent claims with the state’s unemployment benefit system, lying about their eligibility and addresses, which was also a violation of state prison rules about applying for public aid.
California EDD Freezes Nearly 1.5 Million Unemployment ClaimsThe Employment Development Department said this week it has uncovered about 3.5 million “potentially fraudulent” claims related to the coronavirus unemployment relief program.
Glendale Police: Probation Check Turns Up Several EDD Debit Cards, $8K In CashOfficers visited 30-year-old Henry Rostomyan, who is on active probation for a weapons violation, Monday morning and found him and 21-year-old Ileana Lemos of San Ysidro working on EDD applications on a computer, Glendale police said.
Unemployed Californians, Lawmakers Beg Bank Of America For More Help In Wake Of Massive Fraud SchemeLast week, Bank of America estimated that $2 billion had been stolen from California EDD accounts.
OC Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Prevent Inmate EDD Fraud A Laguna Beach lawmaker is leading an effort to crackdown on unemployment insurance fraud after prosecutors across California discovered multiple fraud rings involving state prisoners.
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.
Pasadena Man, Who Allegedly Bought Maserati With COVID Relief Money, Also Said To Have Had A Universal USPS KeyA Pasadena man, who allegedly used fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefits to purchase a Maserati, was also said to have been in possession of a universal United States Postal Service key.
Newsom Denies Allegations Administration Failed To Stop Prison EDD FraudCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom is fighting back allegations that his administration didn’t do enough to stop prison inmates from filing fraudulent unemployment claims.
Fraudsters Used ID Of Convicted Murderer Scott Peterson, Other Inmates In Prison Unemployment SchemeDavid Goldstein found someone collected weekly unemployment benefits after we discovered Peterson’s identity was confirmed using his driver's license - even though it expired in 2004.
2 Arrested In Glendale Allegedly Had 10 Fraudulent EDD Cards Between ThemTwo people have been arrested after being found with 10 fraudulent EDD cards between them, Glendale police said Tuesday.
Bank Of America Freezes EDD Accounts Of Nearly 350,000 Unemployed Californians For Suspected FraudThousands of Californians who get their EDD benefits are struggling to get answers after BofA froze nearly 350,000 accounts due to suspected fraud.
27 Arrested For Alleged Unemployment Benefits Fraud In Torrance Since Sept. 10More than two dozen people have been arrested in Torrance since Sept. 10 for alleged unemployment benefits fraud and identity theft.