September 22, 2014
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Three people have been convicted of filing more than $60,000 in false insurance claims related to an auto accident they staged in a Garden Grove intersection. Orange County prosecutors say Phuong Nhu Nguyen of Westminster was sentenced Thursday to three years of formal probation and a 90-day jail sentence that was stayed pending the completion of 240 hours of community service.
Hoia Van Nguyen and Tracy Phuong Nguyen - who are married and live in Huntington Beach - were each sentenced to three years of formal probation and 120 days in jail. Prosecutors say they were among five people who set up a collision between two cars in 2008. All five filed insurance claims for more than $60,000 in bodily injuries and damage to the vehicles. Investigators determined that the five had all known each other.
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