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STUDY: EDD Fraud Could Top $8B

CBS Los Angeles-

Unemployment insurance fraud in the state could top $8 billion, according to a new study from the California Center for Jobs and the Economy.

According to the report, billions of dollars in taxpayer funded benefits have gone to people who fraudulently filed claims and collected benefits, while many others have been unable to get much-needed financial relief.

“I think this is going to go down in history as one of the biggest demonstrations of big government incompetency in the history of California,” Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, said.

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