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Defendant Sentenced To Prison For Conspiring To Steal Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Defendant Sentenced To Prison For Conspiring To Steal Unemployment Insurance Benefits

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Andi Zoi (DOB 05/27/84), AKA Simon Ondik, of Sibiu, Romania, was sentenced to 16 months in state prison for conspiring to steal unemployment insurance benefits from the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Zois was convicted of multiple felonies including grand theft, identity theft and conspiracy […]

How EDD, Bank of America Make Millions on California Unemployment

How EDD, Bank of America Make Millions on California Unemployment

 BY LAUREN HEPLER/CALMATTERS She didn’t know it at the time, but last September was when everything started to unravel for Julie Hansen. It was late in the month when the furloughed Disneyland candy maker noticed a string of suspicious charges totaling $12,222.23 on her state-issued Bank of America unemployment debit card. First, the money was credited […]

EDD begins verification process for suspended accounts | Dollars and Sense

EDD begins verification process for suspended accounts | Dollars and Sense

By Josh Lyle California’s Employment Development Department has started to reach out to 1.4 million claims suspended before New Years’ with information to verify their claims. SACRAMENTO, Calif — California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) is sharing new information about the identity verification process for people who had their unemployment benefits temporarily suspended. Since New Year’s […]

Additional $300 payments for unemployment in California “on schedule” for September, says EDD

Additional $300 payments for unemployment in California “on schedule” for September, says EDD

Answers to questions about the $300 unemployment boost, including when the money could arrive, how long it will last, and who qualifies. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Millions of unemployed people in California will soon get a $300 per week boost to their benefits as part of the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. That program is part of an executive order signed […]

California Unemployment Benefits Extended Another 20 Weeks

California Unemployment Benefits Extended Another 20 Weeks

By Consumer Bob and Nicholas Kjeldgaard  Millions of Californians have lost their jobs and are relying on unemployment benefits. However, those benefits usually only last for a few months, which means many people are reaching the end. California’s FED-ED program extends those benefits for another 20 weeks. “It basically goes ahead and furthers that claim,” said Loree Levy […]

4 Indicted on Federal Charges: Ventura County-Based Scheme to Obtain Unemployment Benefits through Sham Companies

4 Indicted on Federal Charges: Ventura County-Based Scheme to Obtain Unemployment Benefits through Sham Companies