Skip to comments.California Inmates, Including Scott Peterson, Collected Millions in COVID-19 Unemployment Scam
Posted on 11/25/2020 7:29:02 AM PST by Rusty0604
A scheme supposedly gave Scott Peterson and other California inmates COVID-19 unemployment benefits.
Attorneys described it as “the most significant fraud on taxpayer funds in California history.”
State and federal prosecutors investigated “fraud in the pandemic relief system administered by the state Employment Development Department [EDD].” For some reason, California does not have “a system that ‘cross matches’ prison and jail data with unemployment claims.”
San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe’s office discovered fraud months ago. The office filed charges against 22 people who allegedly applied “for benefits while incarcerated or helping an inmate to do so – felonies that could result in three years in prison.” Four have pleaded guilty.
Death row inmates got $400,000 and over $140 million went out to over 35 prisons. Kern County has five prisons and received $16 million.
Some claims used John Doe, John Adams, or “poopy britches” as names on the claims.
Officials did not disclose how much is attached to Peterson’s name. He is one of the 133 death row inmates associated with the fraud. California has 700 death row inmates.
Cary Stayner – Murdered two women and two girls near Yosemite in 1999 Isauro Aguirre – Tortures and killed 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez Susan Eubanks – Murdered her four sons in 1996 person “must be actively seeking work and be available to work” in order to collect unemployment benefits.
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Not the worst thing Scott Pederson has done.
Over/under on when the next condemned inmate in California will actually be executed?
How about 20 years? I’ll take the over.
So, what are they going to do, put him in jail?
Cup O Noodles on tap for ol’ Scott!
The same CA government morons who mailed an estimated $1B in unemployment checks to prison inmates are also dictating if you can open your bar or restaurant.
“So, wadda dey gonna do to me now? Kill me?”
California spends so much to incarcerate people on death row only to die of natural causes.
Someone had to help him. But CA is only interested in going after honest taxpayers for attending church right now.
and if biden gets into the w.h., every penny of that scammed money in calif will get shared and reimbursed by every citizen of the u.s.a.
mark my words, Trump is the only answer to stop this.
Charge them with fraud and put them on trial. They shouldn't be hard to find.
“My goodness! What a powerful disincentive to some jailbird serving a life term!”
The guy on the outside doing the paperwork is not serving a life sentence.
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