One arrested for EDD fraud Totaling more than $385,000
On June 22nd, 2021, Elk Grove Police Department officers responded to an apartment complex after a report of a domestic disturbance and contacted Keonte Upchurch. Officers also located evidence of EDD fraud which included a notebook with the personal identifying information for 21 different victims. After further investigation, law enforcement determined that Upchurch illegally filed 19 different EDD claims, some involving state prison inmates, and received over $385,000 in fraudulent EDD funds.
On October 7, 2021, the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office filed 19 counts of EDD fraud and 19 counts of theft against Keonte Upchurch. The criminal complaint also alleges Upchurch has two prior strike convictions for robbery.
According to District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, “Law enforcement across the state has witnessed staggering EDD fraud committed by criminals and their accomplices. Sacramento’s law enforcement agencies will continue to partner together to investigate EDD fraud.”