Former State Assemblyman Goggins Sentenced To Prison For Money Laundering SchemeA former state assemblyman was sentenced to over a year in prison and a hefty fine in connection with a money laundering scheme to fund the building of Peet's Coffee shops at San Francisco BART stations, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.
Playbooks For Scamming California EDD Benefits Easy To Find On Dark WebAt least $11 billion in unemployment benefits so far have gone to criminals instead of to the millions of Californians who desperately need them during COVID-related hardship.
Lawmakers Unveil Reforms To California's Troubled EDD Unemployment Payment ProgramIn the wake of billions of dollars lost to fraud, a group of California lawmakers unveiled legislation Thursday designed to overhaul the state's troubled Employee Development Department (EDD) unemployment payment program.
Report Finds Inaction by State Unemployment Department Led to FraudDespite early warnings about an increase in fraudulent jobless claims, California's unemployment agency waited four months before it made any substantive changes to its systems, according to a new audit released Thursday.
California Lawmakers Grill Bank Of America Over Handling Of Massive EDD Bank Card FraudLawmakers are turning up the spotlight on the massive EDD and Bank of America problems relating to unemployment insurance benefits.
EDD Fraud: Millions May Have To Repay California Jobless Aid, State Auditor SaysCalifornia's unemployment agency might have overpaid millions of people since March after it stopped enforcing some eligibility rules so they could process claims faster, according to a new audit released Tuesday.
EDD Fraud: California Labor Secretary Says Criminal Rings Looted At Least $11B In Jobless FundsSophisticated hackers, identity thieves and overseas criminal rings stole over $11 billion in unemployment benefits from California last year, but the extent of the fraud might grow far larger.
COVID Vaccines: San Mateo District Attorney Warns Of ScamsThe District Attorney's office in San Mateo County issued a warning to residents Thursday about scammers promising COVID-19 vaccines.
UPDATE: California EDD, Bank of America At Odds Over Resolving Fraud Victims' ClaimsDespite assurances from California's Employment Development Department (EDD) and Bank of America that they are working together to fight fraud, emails between EDD and Bank of America obtained by KPIX 5 show the two are not on the same page.
Volunteers Accuse SF Non-Profit Veterans Service Dog Provider Of Poor Puppy Training, FraudA San Francisco non-profit foundation that provides service dogs to veterans is facing allegations of fraud. The organization's founder is accused of taking advantage of dog lovers and their desire to help veterans.
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.
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.
'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.