Domestic disturbance in Elk Grove leads to arrest of EDD fraud suspect totaling more than $385,000

Today the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office filed 19 counts of Employment Development Department fraud and 19 counts of theft against Keonte Upchurch totaling more the $385,000.

The investigation in Upchurch began on On June 22 when Elk Grove Police Department officers responded to an apartment complex after a report of a domestic disturbance and contacted the suspect. During their investigation of the incident, officers also located evidence of EDD fraud which included a notebook with the personal identifying information for 21 different victims.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that Upchurch illegally filed 19 different EDD claims, some involving state prison inmates, and received over $385,000 in fraudulent EDD funds.

The criminal complaint also alleges Upchurch has two prior strike convictions for robbery. In a statement on the arrest Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said “Law enforcement across the state has witnessed staggering EDD fraud committed by criminals and their accomplices. Sacramento’s law enforcement agencies will continue to partner together to investigate EDD fraud.”

There is no current booking information available on Upchurch. 

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