Four of six people who pleaded not contest in a case involving fraudulent insurance claims for automobile windshield chip repairs have been sentenced to prison or jail.
Aaron Bonner, Bonita Clayborn, David Ludd and Atlakea Scott pleaded no contest in July to felony charges of insurance fraud and identification theft. The four were sentenced Wednesday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel White.
Between May 23, 2011, and May 24, 2012, the defendants impersonated insurance policy holders and submitted approximately 1,000 fraudulent claims for automobile windshield chip repairs to numerous insurance companies. The insurance companies paid nearly $100,000 on the fraudulent claims, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.
Ludd was sentenced to two years in state prison. Bonner was sentenced to one year in Sacramento County Jail and placed on five years felony probation. Clayborn and Scott were sentenced to 240 days in county jail and placed on five years felony probation.
Two other defendants in the case , Darryl Cartwright and Felisha Blackmon, also entered no contest pleas. Cartwright is to be sentenced Aug. 27, and Blackmon, on Sept. 10.