Via ABC:

CA EDD admits that as much as $31 billion in unemployment funds were stolen from California taxpayers in 2020, nearly four times more than previously estimated.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — As much as $31 billion in California unemployment funds have been paid out to scammers, California EDD admits.

ABC7 News’ 7 On Your Side has been tracking the numerous fraudulent claims that have been plaguing the EDD and on Monday afternoon, it confirmed that even more money than previously reported has been paid out to scammers.

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