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.
'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.
State Lawmakers Push For Gov. Gavin Newsom To Address Backlog Of Unemployment ClaimsSome Californians say they have growing concerns and worries about when their unemployment benefits will kick in.
Many Jobless Californians Not Receiving Benefits As EDD Faces Influx Of ClaimsUnemployed Californians have reported trouble with getting through the state's call centers to get assistance during the pandemic, and the complaints are continuing to come in.