Head of Troubled California Employment Development Dept. Will RetireSharon Hilliard, who has served as director of the embattled California Employment Development Department since her appointment in February, will retire at year-end.
Fraudulent Charges Appearing On Bank Of America EDD Debit Cards Of 350,000 Unemployed CaliforniansSomething very scary is happening to thousands of unemployed Californians who receive their government benefits through a Bank of America debit card - their accounts are getting drained by fraudsters.
Fraudulent Charges Appearing On Bank Of America EDD Debit Cards Of 350,000 Unemployed CaliforniansSomething very scary is happening to thousands of unemployed Californians who receive their government benefits through a Bank of America debit card - their accounts are getting drained by fraudsters.
Butte County Women Charged With Lying About 2018 Camp Fire Losses To Receive Thousands In AidTwo Butte County women face federal fraud charges this week for allegedly lying about losing their homes in the 2018 Camp Fire in order to receive disaster relief.
SJ Man Who Defrauded Elderly Investors In Fake Gold, Diamonds Scheme Sentenced To 9 YearsAuthorities said Fritz Kramer solicited more than $11 million for a phony "investment opportunity" in a gold and diamond export project. Many of the investors solicited were elderly and a number lived in the Bay Area.
California EDD Freezes 350,000 Unemployment Benefit Debit Cards Over Fraud ConcernsAt least 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits in California have been frozen because of suspected fraud, state officials said.
Audits Show Fraud Permeates Through Federal COVID-19 Relief ProgramsA pair of audits of the Small Business Administration that are about to be released find “significant evidence” the SBA approved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in potentially fraudulent loans.
Organized Crime Exploits Security Flaws In California EDD Program Locking Out Thousands Of Legitimate ClaimsThe Employment Development Department reopens for business this week. The agency is promising major security changes after a government strike team found rampant inefficiencies and fraud. One big reason for much of the problem is organized crime.
San Mateo County Inmate Pleads No Contest To COVID-19 EDD Assistance Fraud ChargesA state prison inmate suspected of involvement in a COVID-19 unemployment assistance fraud ring among inmates pleaded no contest on Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, San Mateo County prosecutors said.
Elizabeth Holmes May Claim 'Mental Disease' in Theranos Criminal CaseElizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of Theranos, may seek a "mental disease" defense in her criminal fraud trial, according to a new court document.
Former EDD Director Suggests Fraud Behind 'Ridiculously Outsized' Unemployment ClaimsConcerns are growing of possible fraud in California’s unemployment system after a suspicious number of claims involving independent contractors.