California Announces Change to Pay Unemployment Benefits FasterGov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Thursday announced a major change in how California pays unemployment benefits, potentially unlocking payments for up to 100,000 people who have gone weeks or months without assistance.
Newsom Appoints Special Counsel To Investigate Multi-Billion Dollar EDD Debit Card FraudGov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Tuesday tapped a former federal prosecutor to help investigate billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits paid by the state.
3 Charged In Northern California Prison-Based EDD Fraud SchemeTwo Northern California prison inmates and a Los Angeles woman have been charged with submitting $1.4 million in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims to the California Employment Development Department (EDD).
California EDD Now Requiring Proof of Job Search To Collect Unemployment BenefitsAfter more than a year of a COVID-19 hiatus, California officials once again Sunday began requiring state residents to provide proof of an employment search to obtain their unemployment benefits.
UPDATE: State Requiring Job Search Proof For Unemployment Benefits; How Will EDD Enforce It?With the economy almost fully reopened now, businesses are complaining that the state’s unemployment benefits are so generous, it’s keeping people from looking for work. So, starting this week, those receiving benefits will have to at least say they’re looking for a job.
Women's Prison Inmate, Fresno Man Sentenced In California EDD FraudA Fresno man and an inmate at a Northern California women's prison were sentenced Monday to five years and one month in prison for submitting fake unemployment insurance claims to California's Employment Development Department (EDD).
California EDD Will Require Proof of Job Search To Collect Benefits Beginning In JulyCalifornia will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has announced.
California EDD Fraud Conviction Leads To 6-Year Prison Term For Stockton ManA former Stockton resident was sentenced Tuesday to six years and three months in prison for a scheme of mail fraud and identity theft against the California Employment Development Department, according to the U.S Attorney's Office.
NorCal Prison Inmate, 3 Others Charged In $1.2 Million California EDD Fraud SchemeAn inmate at a Northern California prison along with three other people have been indicted on federal charges involving $1.2 million in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims from the state's Employment Development Department (EDD), authorities announced Thursday.
Ex-Aryan Brotherhood Leader Arrested In Lake County; Accused Of $400K EDD FraudA one-time top member of the notorious Aryan Brotherhood who claimed to have turned his life around after 45 years in prison is now charged with defrauding Northern Californians out of nearly $400,000 in unemployment benefits.
Sacramento Weapons Bust Leads To Discovery Of $600,000 California EDD FraudIn what a district attorney called a “dangerous combination,” prosecutors say a gun bust has led investigators to uncover $600,000 in pandemic-related fraud from California’s beleaguered unemployment agency.
EDD Fraud: Federal Judge Issues Sweeping Injunction Against Bank of AmericaA federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Bank of America Tuesday in the wake of widespread fraudulent Employment Development Department (EDD) claims totaling billions of dollars and the suspension of unemployment benefits to the hundreds of thousands of Californians affected.
Federal Judge Pushes Bank of America To Resolve EDD Debit Card HacksA possible day of reckoning lies ahead for Bank of America, in connection with an epidemic of hacking attacks on unemployment debit cards that KPIX5 was first to expose last fall.
EDD Fraud: Fresno Man, Central Valley Inmate Plead Guilty To $103K Unemployment Benefit SchemeTwo people, including an inmate at a prison in the Central Valley, have pled guilty in connection with a scheme defrauding the California Employment Development Department (EDD) out of $100,000 in COVID-19 unemployment benefits.
New Department of Labor Website Aimed at Helping Victims of Unemployment FraudThe U.S. Department of Labor on Monday announced the launch of a new website for people who have been targeted for unemployment insurance identity theft.