Frustrated SoCal Man Creates Computer Program To Call EDD So He Doesn't Have To Wait On The PhoneAs people continue facing problems with getting through to the Employment Development Department for their unemployment benefits, some are turning to technological solutions.
Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz Files For Unemployment While Currently Employed By The CityThere is controversy surrounding Tito Ortiz after he filed an unemployment claim against Huntington Beach while currently employed by the city as an elected council member.
Unemployed Workers Complain They Cannot Certify Claims Due To California's EDD Site OutagesComplaints on social media are on the rise after the California’s Employment Development Department website suffered outages throughout the weekend. Several people posted screenshots on Twitter of the EDD site showing a “This page isn’t working” notification.
Pasadena Man Charged For Allegedly Buying Maserati With COVID Relief MoneyA Pasadena man is facing federal charges alleging he used stolen identities to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits, which he later used to purchase a Maserati luxury SUV.
Rapper Nuke Bizzle Pleads Not Guilty To EDD Fraud ChargesJust days before being arrested, Nuke Bizzle posted a music video in which he bragged about getting rich off jobless benefits 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.
Woman Arrested For EDD Fraud As She Arrived At Riverside Superior Court For Unrelated Identity Theft CaseRiverside police investigators say Ugalde had stolen several identities to fraudulently acquire EDD unemployment benefits.
Feds Arrest Rapper Who Bragged About Getting Rich From Filing EDD Claims In Music VideoFontrell Antonio Baines was arrested Sept. 23 by Las Vegas police and was found to be in possession of eight EDD debit cards, seven of which were in the names of other people, according to a federal affidavit.
6 Arrested In Burbank For Unemployment Fraud After Police Find $40K In Cash, Loaded Gun In CarScammers from out of the state and out of the country have been targeting California's unemployment system.
Riverside Police: Do Not Send Back Suspicious EDD Mail, Hand It Over To OfficersRiverside police issued a warning Monday that mail that does not belong to the residents of a particular address beware of mail fraud suspects showing up at homes and taking incoming and returned mail from mailboxes.
44 People Arrested In Connection With EDD Fraud In Beverly Hills Since September 3In a press release, officials said that the BHPD "learned criminals were fraudulently obtaining EDD benefits loaded onto EDD debit cards using stolen identities" at the beginning of September.
EDD Memo Tells Employees Not To Direct Unemployment Complaint Calls To LawmakersCBSLA's David Goldstein obtained a memo that went out electronically to everyone at EDD handling unemployment complaints.
Goldstein Investigates: Scammers Target California Unemployment Benefits From Out Of StateInvestigative reporter David Goldstein found people collecting California unemployment with addresses in Michigan, Florida and even the Philippines.
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.
State Lawmakers Demand Action Against Suspected Unemployment System FraudState lawmakers and officials within the Employment Development Department said investigators are looking into reports of a widespread scam against the California unemployment system.