unemployment benefit fraud

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After tens of thousands of fraudulent claims and more than $810 million taxpayer dollars lost, the California State Assembly voted to pass legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). AB 110, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie-Petrie-Norris, will require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to cross-check incarceration …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for March 21 through March 28 include unemployment fraud, investing for retirement, and Los Alamitos fifth graders. Top Ten Stories for March 21 through March 28 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Lakewood provides update on …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for March 07 through March 13 include COVID-19 restrictions eased, a silver alert, and Daylight Savings Time. Top Ten Stories for March 07 through March 13 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Returning to the Red …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for January 03 through January 09 include a fatal pedestrian accident, unemployment, COVID-19, and a new State budget. Top Ten Stories for January 03 through January 09 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Riverside man killed …continue reading

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Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been fraudulently taken in two separate schemes that targeted California Employment Development Department (EDD) unemployment insurance benefits that were intended for Californians hit hardest by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. The benefits involved billions of dollars in federal …continue reading