California May Have Paid Out-Of-State Inmates More Than $40 Million In Job BenefitsMore than $40 million in California funding intended to help people left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic probably went to inmates in out-of-state jails and prisons
EDD: Newsom Appoints Rita Saenz To Direct California's Unemployment DepartmentGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday appointed Rita L. Saenz to oversee the state's unemployment benefits department, which has been overwhelmed by claims during the coronavirus pandemic and also has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in phony claims.
Victims Of Bank Of America EDD Debit Card Fraud Tell Stories Of Fake Charges, Long Waits, Closed ClaimsKPIX has learned lawmakers plan to call Bank of America on the carpet in January to question it about massive fraud involving unemployment debit cards.
COVID EDD: California Lawmakers Say State is Struggling with Unemployment Backlog, FraudA backlog of unemployment applications is piling up while a benefits scam could potentially cost California $2 billion, yet the state is failing to stop either, according to two state lawmakers.
CA Lawmakers Demand Answers From Bank Of America After Tens Of Thousands Of EDD Debit Cards Get HackedKPIX was the first to expose how fraudsters are hacking unemployment debit cards and wiping out the benefits of potentially tens of thousands of Californians. Now lawmakers are taking notice.
Debit Card Distribution Weak Link in EDD Fight to End Unemployment Benefits FraudLawmakers are trying to help millions of California residents who have been receiving their unemployment benefits via debit cards sent from the state Employment Development Department.
'Your Claim Is Closed': Victims Of EDD Debit Card Scam Fighting Bank Of America To Get Money BackKPIX was the first to expose what appears to be a massive fraud problem involving the use of unemployment debit cards issued by Bank of America. Since then, we have received from dozens who say their EDD debit card was hacked and they lost thousands of dollars.
California EDD Fraud Victims, Lawmakers Frustrated About Latest Unemployment Scam Involving PrisonersProsecutors believe more than $140 million in state benefits have been paid out to California prisoners. This comes on the heels of another big problem with unemployment insurance benefits from the California Employment Development Department (EDD). 
Prosecutors: Over 35,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Names Of Prison Convicts, Including Death Row Inmates Scott Peterson And Cary StaynerA California prosecutor says someone has filed an unemployment claim in the name of convicted murderer Scott Peterson.
UPDATE: Outrage Mounts After Bank Of America Denies Claims From Victims Of EDD Bank Card ScammersKPIX was the first to expose how fraudsters are stealing from hundreds of thousands of unemployment debit cards. Since then, many more people have emailed us with stories of scammers wiping out their Bank of America EDD accounts.
UPDATE: Outrage Mounts After Bank Of America Denies Claims From Victims Of EDD Bank Card ScammersKPIX was the first to expose how fraudsters are stealing from hundreds of thousands of unemployment debit cards. Since then, many more people have emailed us with stories of scammers wiping out their Bank of America EDD accounts.