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State looses $11 billion in COVID fraud.
arrest couple for unrelated offenses who got $500k in fradulent benefits...
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2021/feb/21/police-stumble-upon-small-red-notebook-of-fraud/
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When police in California's capital city searched an apartment in mid-January, the most telling item they found wasn't the illegal assault weapons -- it was a small red notebook filled with 55 names and their birthdays, Social Security numbers, usernames and passwords associated with accounts at the state's unemployment benefits agency.

Police say that one notebook was worth more than half a million dollars in fraudulent benefits, money delivered on more than a dozen debit cards that was probably used to purchase the illegal weapons. On Friday, authorities arrested 25-year-old James Smith and 21-year-old Chyna Hill and charged them with 23 counts of unemployment insurance fraud, along with 13 counts of possession of stolen property and one count of possessing identifying information with the intent to defraud more than 10 people.

Smith and Hill were in custody Friday, according to the Sacramento County Jail's website. It's unclear if they have an attorney.

The amount of fraudulent benefits -- more than $550,000 -- is small compared to the estimated $11 billion in total fraud officials have discovered in California's unemployment system in the past year. But it illustrates just how lucrative the nation's unemployment system can be for criminals.
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Across the country, state unemployment offices were overwhelmed with jobless claims during the pandemic. Congress approved an additional $600 per week in benefits with fewer eligibility safeguards, making it easier and more profitable for thieves.

Friday's arrests show how time-consuming it will be for authorities to track down people accused of stealing that money. In this case, police weren't looking for evidence of unemployment fraud, but they stumbled upon it. It took more than a month for investigators to track down all of the money associated with the names in the red notebook.

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said she has about a dozen investigators assigned to unemployment fraud, estimating they are looking into close to $3 million in fraud right now.

"We could probably work ourselves for the next 10 years on these cases," because there are so many, she said.

District attorneys across the state discovered last year the state had OK'd millions of dollars in unemployment benefits in the names of prison inmates, including killers on death row at the San Quentin State Prison. An audit released last month showed the state paid at least $810 million in the names of 45,000 inmates.

State and federal prosecutors throughout the state have been investigating fraud for months. In October, police in Beverly Hills arrested 100 people accused of unemployment fraud and recovered 200 debit cards and $500,000 in cash.
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>>796367
>$11 billion
That's a lot of fucking fraud for one state.
Do they even verify eligibility?
It's almost as if the system encourages this sort of thing
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And of course the MSM wont cover this the way they are covering the Texas crisis because they cant let it be known that the liberal poster boy state is a failed shithole
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>>796383
The Megacorps spent a lot of fucking money to get Biden in office, to the tune of $1.6 billion.
They dont want to discredit themselves.
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>>796383
Hey pal, what matters isn't what bad, it's what the tv tells you to be outraged about.
There wasn't this outrage when CA murdered an entire city due to its mismanagement of utilities in 2018
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>>796383
Obviously the MSM is covering it or you wouldn't have been able to submit it here.
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>>796564
The coverage is clearly biased and is never used as an excuse to admonish California itself or its mismanagement.
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>>796564
>Obviously the MSM is covering it
>www.arkansasonline.com
lolrolfmao anon. im laughing at your rebuttal. this news source is likely only mainstream in littlerock arkansas.
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TIP OF THE ICEBERG.
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>>796635
It's rampant in this state.
There's been many cases over the years of foreigners abusing our safety net.
But this is probably locals.
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>>796671
Californians deserve a bullet through their empty skulls tbqh
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>>796683
Most of the state (geographically speaking) is actually quite sensible.
it doesn't matter though because the state is so hopelessly rigged in the election process.
Any ballot put out by the state Secretary has already been decided before we even vote on it
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>>796877
No, all of you scum deserve death
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>>796882
Ow the edge
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>>796564
>Obviously the MSM is covering it or you wouldn't have been able to submit it here.
This is literally being reported by a literal who from Arkansas though
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>>797011
The West Jeebusville Weekly Gazette is a highly respected MSM publication.
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>>796892
Shut the fuck up cuck you’re the one who wont fight in your state to keep it from fucking over the rest of the country
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>>796623
>>797028

Don't be such a bigot anon. Sacbee, LAT, and other tier one news sources are covering it as well. It's made the newswires as welll.
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>>797046
Yeah I just saw it today in the sacbee.
Loaded language like most msm.
Lots of "may haves", "maybes" "couldbes", etc...
It said that it had enough signatures but democrats may delay the vote
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>>796367
>small compared to the estimated $11 billion in total fraud officials have discovered in California's unemployment system in the past year
This money will never be found because it went to illegals
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>>796367
>along with 13 counts of possession of stolen property and one count of possessing identifying information with the intent to defraud more than 10 people.
13 people...
is this one of those them computer made text bubbles?
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>>796367
>James Smith and 21-year-old Chyna Hill
Hmmm, those names don't look very hispanic do they? Yeah, go figure. Maybe they were illegal immigrants from England, lol!
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>>797906
They were black
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>>797920
Nope. They were magats.
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>>797119
The best one in this article was the "probably used to buy illegal weapons." If you don't know for certain, then don't say it. News is supposed to have higher standards then small town gossip.
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https://abc7news.com/california-edd-unemployment-fraud-ca-scam-insurance/10011810/

there is abc MSM enough for you conspiracy spitting pricks? literally first result. fuck off back to /pol/
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>>797933
They stole a ton of money and had a bunch of illegal weapons. Did they use the *stolen* money to buy the weapons? Or, did they carefully sequester their illegal funds and buy their illegal weapons with only honeslty earned money? Anyone who's not a retard would draw the obvious conclusion.
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>>797925
Ah, yes - the "very fine people" the Orange Fool so dearly loved.
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>>797933
>"probably used to buy illegal weapons."
What I care about us who lined their pockets with the missing 11 billion
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>>798542
Republicans
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>>798561
Democrats, clearly. They run the state
You idiots are laughable
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>chyna hill
>libnogs try to pretend thats a white conservative womans name

Lmao
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>>798793
They blame everything on conservatives.
At least Republicans have like 6-7 boogeymen
American liberals blame either Russia or Republicans. Many are fooled into believing those two things are the same they are so retarded
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>>798797
Try harder Sergei, your English is almost 2nd grade level.
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>>798942
Beep boop you unoriginal shit head
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>>798797
Unironically this, my gay barber was trying to pin covid on trump.
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>>799255
It's true derangement
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>>796367
That’s a lot of fraud
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>>799403
>It's over 9000
You haven't even seen california's final form
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>>799403
California politicians have stolen much more than 11 billion, this was only discovered because it was federal money
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>>799255
I don't doubt it
But holy shit is that op image hilarious.
The ca dmv website says a north korean can get a driver's license and register to vote without being a citizen
Lol holy shit tho
I mean lmao holy shit
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>>796560
Story?





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