Federal Prosecutors: 3 Inland Empire Women Behind More Than 100 Cases Of EDD FraudSequoia Edwards, 35, of Moreno Valley; 42-year-old Mireya Ramos of Colton; and 33-year-old Paris Thomas of San Bernardino, were all arrested this week on suspicion of filing dozens of fraudulent EDD claims in the names of California state prison inmates.
4 Men Wanted In Connection With Riverside-Area Cases Of EDD FraudPolice say there has been a surge in unemployment benefit fraud reports since August of last year.
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.
Is New EDD Identity Verification Process Causing More Problems For Victims Of Fraud?CBS2 investigator Kristine Lazar is the first local reporter to expose widespread fraud in our area and has the latest controversy.
Riverside County DA: Moreno Valley Couple Received $18,000 After Using Inmate's Information To File Fraudulent EDD ClaimBlake Fallon, 52, and Jessica Kaye, 44, were arrested on Jan. 28 at a home in the 8000 block of Pigeon Pass Road in Moreno Valley. They face felony charges unemployment insurance fraud and perjury.
Felon's Overtinted Windows Leads To Ghost Gun, Drugs, Several Bogus EDD Cards In GlendalePolice say Itskovich was stopped Tuesday morning due to his vehicle having illegally tinted windows. Itskovich allegedly provided a counterfeit driver’s license to the officer, who had him step out and submit to a search, according to Glendale police.
Police: Rancho Cucamonga Woman Used Own Children's Identities To Get $56,000 From Fraudulent EDD ClaimsA San Bernardino County sheriff's investigation determined Kelly used the names, birthdates and social security numbers of her four children to obtain over $56,000 from the EDD, authorities said.
Millions Of Californians May Have To Repay Unemployment Benefits Due To EDD Failures An independent audit has found that poor planning and ineffective management led to massive failures within California's unemployment system.
OC EDD Fraud: Garden Grove Storefront Created In 1 Case, Convicted Murderers Recruited To File Bogus Claims In 2 OthersThe prisoners were charged along with two business owners who were accused of opening a Garden Grove storefront for the purpose of filing false unemployment claims for people who did not qualify.
$11B In Bogus Jobless Claims Paid Out Last Year In CaliforniaCalifornia paid out $11 billion in bogus jobless claims last year and investigators are looking into possible fraud involving $20 billion more, authorities said Monday.
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.