October 22, 2022

KCRA 3’s viewers who believe they have been a victim of disability fraud are reaching out for help.”Why would EDD contact me?” Pete Cameron rhetorically asked KCRA 3 Investigates.Cameron showed our team letters that were mailed to him regarding disability insurance.”Inside I’ve got a couple of examples here where it appears that I’ve applied for disability insurance but I list myself as the employer,” Cameron said. The letters are from California’s Employment Development Department.”I’ve gotten the first letter then turn around three days later and got a letter that’s exactly the same and the only difference is in the case numbers, the last two digits in the case numbers are different,” Cameron said.Cameron confirmed to KCRA 3 Investigates that he is not disabled, not unemployed, and he hasn’t filed a disability claim. The Sacramento County man believes he’s the latest victim of a new wave of fraud attempts.A news release sent out by the EDD on Dec. 14, warned people about criminals filing false disability insurance claims. Now, EDD is tackling this new disability fraud on top of figuring out how to fix the $20 billion of widespread fraud involving state unemployment benefits.”Every time something happens people try to find a new way to do these things,” Cameron said. “Criminals have nothing but time.”Assemblymember Jim Cooper, (D) Elk Grove, said all of the fraud is “crippling our system.””It’s white-collar crime,” Cooper said. “As far as the sentences go, they’re…

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