One Arrested for EDD Fraud Totaling More Than $535,000
A joint investigation by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office resulted in a search warrant executed on August 23, 2021, at the Natomas home of Allison Illahi. During the course of the search, officers found a large cache of narcotics, extended magazines, ammunition, evidence of EDD fraud, and a ghost gun. A ghost gun is a gun assembled from non-traceable parts. These guns contain no serial number and are often altered to fire in a fully automatic mode.
The seized narcotics included 1.2 lbs. of methamphetamine, 19.8 grams of fentanyl, 28 grams of heroin, 24 grams of cocaine, and approximately 400 oxycodone pills. Officers also located evidence of weapons trafficking including an unregistered firearm, 42 illegal extended magazines, a large amount of ammunition, a bulletproof vest, and other firearm conversion kits.
Additionally, officers found 14 fraudulent EDD cards, a large amount of EDD paperwork, and a notebook with the personal identifying information for more than 30 victims. Law enforcement has determined that the suspect obtained more than $536,000 in fraudulent EDD funds.
Today, the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office charged Allison Illahi with five counts of drugs sales, 40 counts related to EDD fraud, 42 counts of possessing extended magazines, and one count of gun trafficking.
According to District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, “We continue to see staggering amounts of fraudulent EDD activity combined with illegal firearms in our communities. This dangerous combination undoubtedly has fueled a dramatic increase in violent crime throughout the state. Sacramento’s law enforcement agencies will continue to partner together to investigate EDD fraud and the havoc it brings to our community.”