Trio face fraud charges tied to fictitious unemployment claims

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A Riverside County jail inmate and two associates not in custody allegedly conspired to steal $18,000 in unemployment insurance benefits by filing a series of fraudulent claims submitted when the state began distributing relief funds stemming from the public health lockdowns, authorities said Thursday, Feb. 4. Brian Jay Davidson, 58, Blake Fallon, 51, and Jessica Kaye, 44, all of Moreno Valley, will be charged with conspiracy, grand theft and fraud for the alleged acts that siphoned money from the California Employment Development Department, joining untold numbers of others statewide who did the same thing, according to the county district attorney’s office. “The scope and impact of this fraud is outrageous,” county district attorney Mike Hestrin said. “The losses statewide
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