June 20, 2024

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Corona Man Charged in $2 Million COVID Relief Unemployment Scam

Corona Man Charged in $2 Million COVID Relief Unemployment Scam

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A 29-year-old Corona man accused of orchestrating a scheme to steal more than $2 million in unemployment benefits intended for those left jobless during the coronavirus pandemic was arrested Wednesday on a 14-count federal indictment.

Robert Campbell Jr. was slated to make his initial appearance Wednesday afternoon at U.S. District Court in downtown Riverside.

Campbell was among eight people charged with mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit mail fraud following a multi-agency investigation that included the Office of the Inspector General of the California Employment Development Department, the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Secret Service.

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