Chula Vista Couple Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Targeting Pregnant Women-US News | The Epoch Times

SAN DIEGO—A Chula Vista couple who took part in a scheme that defrauded pregnant women and bilked the state’s Medi-Cal program out of more than $1 million were sentenced Oct. 26 to federal prison terms. Melissa Alvarez Torres, 33, and Jose Luis Olmos Hernandez, 36, pleaded guilty earlier this year to selling bogus insurance to pregnant women living in Mexico. On Tuesday, Alvarez received a 33-month term, while Olmos received 40 months. Olmos received a higher sentence due to what prosecutors described in court documents as a “thinly veiled threat” to a woman who confronted him and an attempt to deter her from reporting what she knew to authorities. As part of their sentence, Alvarez and Olmos agreed to pay more than $1.5 million in restitution to both the state of California and the individual victims. The defendants posted advertisements on Facebook for their purported private insurance company called Seguros …

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