unemployment benefits fraud

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After California lost more than $810 million taxpayer dollars last year to unemployment insurance (UI) fraud, legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EED) was signed into law. AB 110, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, requires EDD to cross-check unemployment claims against incarceration records in order …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for June 13 through June 19 include ATM card skimmer, summer concerts and movies, and unemployment fraud. Top Ten Stories for June 13 through June 19 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Buena Park Police warn …continue reading

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Christina Smith, 38, who was on parole and had previously been incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiracy and aggravated identity theft charges for the submission of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims to the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in …continue reading