Men sentenced in Salinas, Calif. auto insurance fraud case

 Thursday, August 22, 2013

 Monterey County Herald

Four men were sentenced to 180 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution to two insurance companies in a Salinas fraud ring, prosecutors said. Meliquiades "Mickey" Garibay, 42, Ricardo "Pee Wee" Robledo, 33, Jorge Torrez, 35, and Sergio San Miguel, 40, were sentenced Tuesday on auto insurance fraud-related charges by Monterey Superior Court Judge Julie Culver. The District Attorney’s Office said they were among five men indicted in September 2011 by a grand jury after an investigation by the state Department of Insurance. The investigation showed that an insurance adjuster inflated repair estimates and improperly issued payment checks.
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