Jamie Williams Major (35 years old) was charged with fraud at the California Employment Development Department. This included six individuals who had gang-related links and two of whom were facing murder charges. This arrest was a coordinated effort with agents from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, the Employment Development Department, and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Is there anything good about the book? Negative company can corrupt good morale.
From the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office website:
Williams-Major was taken into custody at her workplace. Later, investigators served her a warrant for a search at her home on Laramie Lane. They found a large amount of EDD documentation that belonged to fraudulent accounts as well as other evidence from fraudulent credit cards. They fraudulently obtained over $250,000. Two suspects, currently held by the California Department of Corrections, will be taken to Sacramento and face criminal charges together with Williams-Major as well as the other four people in custody.
“The circumstances of this investigation and arrest are unfortunately another example of what has become one of the most lucrative criminal enterprises in California’s history, EDD fraud,” said District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert.
It appears so. As of October 2021, the bill on CA EDD fraud has reached $20 billion, and as more perpetrators are discovered, that number could well rise. Who will pay this bill? It looks as though California companies that had to shut down during the 2020 pandemic, despite not being responsible, will have to foot the bill at the close of October 2021.
California leads the way… in killing business and robbing taxpayers blind.
Since the Williams-Major gang’s arrest, fraud perpetrators continue to be discovered.
Abdul-Malik McClain was a former footballer at the University of Southern California. He was 22 years old when he was arrested on 10 counts of mail fraud as well as two counts of aggravated ID theft. Just five days earlier, the CA EDD disability department decided to block 345,000 applications to combat organized fraud and false applications.
But remember all that EDD paperwork discovered at the raid of Williams-Major’s home? This is just the beginning.
Tuesday’s press release by Anne Marie Schubert, Sacramento County District Attorney, was about Williams-Major. In a fraud scheme that cost over $2.75 million, the charges have been increased to 166.
Nicholas Johnson of the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office filed a lengthy, 87-page felony complaint:
JAMIE WILLIAMS MAJOR committed a felony. This is because the defendant made a willful false statement and representation, and knowingly failed to disclose a material truth. He also used a false name and false social security number to obtain, decrease, or defeat any benefit and payment for him or any person under Section One of California’s Unemployment Insurance code and any federal unemployment insurance laws.
Further details are provided in the complaint, including the 165 additional counts and identity thefts. Although there are no details as to whether the incident involved federal unemployment aid funds for pandemics, the odds seem to be in this direction.
Had this been Los Angeles, instead of Sacramento, Williams-Major would probably be sitting on a beach sipping an umbrella drink while awaiting a trial that might never come, while Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón would be mounting her defenseInstead of prosecuting the woman for her crimes, Sacramento County is lucky to have a district lawyer who cares about the real work of prosecuting criminals and rooting out crimes. As Californians live through the rampant crime that plagues Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has spread like a pestilence through other cities and municipalities in the once-Golden State, it is apparent that a lion’s share of prosecutorial law enforcement does not.