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Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert. (Photo: saccountyda)

Sacramento DA Arrests Woman in $2.75 Million EDD Fraud Scheme

Law enforcement discovered the fraud was 10 times bigger than first suspected

By Katy Grimes, January 18, 2022 3:39 pm

In April 2021, agents from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, Employment Development Department, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation arrested 35-year-old Jamie Williams-Major in connection with a significant Employment Development Department fraud scheme involving known gang members.

Tuesday, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert issued a follow up press statement about Williams-Major, announcing the charges were now up to 166 in a fraud scheme totaling more than $2.75 million dollars.

Charges include using false names, false social security numbers, and other false identification according to the DA’s 87-page Charging Document.

On January 6, 2022, 35-year-old Jamie Williams-Major was arrested on 166 charges related to an Employment Development Department (EDD) fraud scheme totaling more than $2.75 million dollars. Williams-Major fraudulently filed 166 EDD claims in the names of state prison inmates and identity theft victims.  To date, this is the largest EDD fraud scheme discovered in Sacramento County.

In April of 2021, Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and the Employment Development Department arrested Williams-Major and six other subjects who were state and local inmates. At that time, law enforcement believed the subjects obtained more than $250,000 in a fraudulent EDD scheme.

After law enforcement arrested Williams-Major in April, they obtained a search warrant and searched the contents of her cell phone. Law enforcement discovered the fraud was 10 times bigger than first suspected.  Authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Williams-Major and arrested her in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Williams-Major was transported to Sacramento to face additional charges and will be arraigned on January 19, 2022. See Charging Document

In the April charges, the DA said Williams-Major involved six other subjects in the scheme. “Four of those subjects are in custody in Sacramento County, two of which are facing murder charges.  The other two are in custody with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Several of the individuals involved have prior strike convictions including gang related crimes,” the DA said.

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14 thoughts on “Sacramento DA Arrests Woman in $2.75 Million EDD Fraud Scheme

  1. We will always individuals who will commit fraud. That will never change. But it IS VERY OBVIOUS the the EDD is lacking check and balances when it comes to processing such fraudulent claims. Don’t you just love the bureaucracy that controls our state?

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