Sacramento County woman, along with six inmates, face charges in alleged $2.75 million EDD fraud scheme
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office has announced seven arrests in connection to an alleged $2.75 million Employment Development Department fraud scheme, the largest in the county’s history.
35-year-old Jamie Williams-Major, along with six inmates currently serving time for various crimes, were implicated in the scheme in April 2021. She was arrested at her place of employment in Las Vegas, Nevada, and investigators later served a search warrant at her home in Sacramento County, where they reportedly discovered large amounts of paperwork tied to allegedly fraudulent EDD accounts, as well as other fraudulent credit card evidence.
At the time, it was believed that Williams-Major, who had been released from custody later that month, had helped inmates obtain more than $250,000 in fraudulent benefits. However, investigators later discovered that the amount of fraudulent benefits totaled much higher, at around $2.75 million.
Williams-Major was arrested again in January 2022 to face new charges in a scheme that authorities say involved 166 fraudulent benefit claims in the names of state prison and identity theft victims.