PERRIS (CNS) - A former California Employment Development Department employee from Perris has agreed to plead guilty to causing nearly 200 fraudulent COVID-related unemployment relief claims to be filed in other people's names, resulting in more than $1.6 million in ill-gotten gains, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today. Gabriela Llerenas, also known as Maria G. Sandoval, 49, signed a plea agreement filed Wednesday, in which she has agreed to plead guilty to a single count of mail fraud. Court records show that Llerenas previously worked at the EDD as a disability insurance program representative. She resigned in March 2002 after admitting to fraudulently authorizing and paying disability benefits administered by EDD, and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison in connect
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