Unemployment Claim Leads to Sentencing

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A former accountant for the state Employment Development Department (EDD) has been sentenced in connection with a $90,000 unemployment insurance fraud case, according to an article by The Sacramento Bee.

The scheme was fairly simple when you look at it after the fact.Bet they never expected to be caught.? The ex-state worker pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and was sentenced to 21 months in jail, plus three years of supervised release. And the two Sacramento men? One has been sentenced to 21 months in jail, while the other is awaiting sentencing.

Source: Today’s ”Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, ”Jobless Insurance Fraud Yields Jail Term for Ex-State Employee,” by Rick Daysog, published by The Sacramento Bee, December 9, 2011.

A former state employee was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in jail for her part in the theft of $90,000 from the state’s unemployment insurance fund.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller also gave Rebecca Stoneking, 39, three years of supervised release after Stoneking pleaded guilty in June to a charge of conspiracy to commit federal mail fraud.

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