A 58-year-old Saticoy man has been sentenced to state prison after his conviction for insurance fraud in connection with three scams over seven years that netted him nearly $130,000.
Larry Gomez Cobos was sentenced to eight years and ordered to pay $129,287 in restitution after pleading guilty to charges of filing false workers' compensation claims in 1990, 1992 and 1994, according to Terence Kilbride, the senior deputy district attorney who prosecuted the case. All three claims concerned back injuries that Cobos claimed he had suffered on the job.
Ventura County Superior Court Judge Charles Campbell sentenced Cobos to one year on each of the first two counts and six years on the third because the crime occurred after the "three strikes" law took effect, Kilbride said.
"To any new felony conviction that occurs after the three strikes law was passed and the defendant has a prior serious felony, the new sentence will be doubled from what the normal sentence would be," Kilbride said.