MONTEREY (CBS SF/BCN) – A Monterey County judge sentenced a brother and sister this week following their convictions for defrauding the state of more than $17,000 in unemployment benefits.
Judge Mark E. Hood sentenced 29-year-old Daniel Lee Rosbach, of Salinas, to five years and four months in state prison, and his sister Heather Louise Rosbach, 34, of Castroville, to felony probation.READ MORE: Fans Rally Behind Road Warrior San Francisco 49ers; Will Tickets Be Available For NFC Championship Game?
The siblings were convicted of multiple felonies, including conspiracy and making fraudulent claims in unemployment insurance applications.READ MORE: Film Fans Tell New Castro Theatre Managers To Keep It Reel
Daniel was incarcerated in Monterey County Jail at the time of the applicable time periods and unavailable for work and therefore ineligible for benefits, so Heather submitted the applications on his behalf, according to a news release from the office of Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni.MORE NEWS: Female Employee Beaten During Friday-Evening Robbery of Santa Rosa Pharmacy
The case followed an investigation begun after reports of widespread fraud involving inmates at the jail applying for and receiving unemployment benefits.