21 People Charged In Unemployment Fraud Scheme

Khan unemployment fraud scheme
Khan unemployment fraud scheme

By Annalyn Kurtz

Three people were arrested in California Tuesday for collecting fraudulent unemployment and disability benefits. To date, a total of 21 people have been charged in the $5 million scheme.

According to federal prosecutors, the conspiracy centered around a family claiming to operate several farm labor companies in Northern California. They sold fake pay stubs to other people in the community and used their companies to report false wages to the government.