Press Release: People v. Yang, See, 10/15/10

October 15, 2010
Bradford R. Fenocchio

District Attorney

PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Date: October 15, 2010


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Art Campos

Public Information Officer

916-543-8076

Scott Owens

Assistant District Attorney

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WOMAN WHO MADE UP STORY OF HOME INVASION ROBBERY GETS PROBATION AND 60 DAYS IN JAIL

A Roseville woman’s scheme to collect insurance by reporting a phony home invasion robbery backfired and has resulted in a two-month jail sentence for her.

See Yang, 25, was also placed on three years probation and fined $270 during her sentencing October 7 in Placer County Superior Court by a visiting judge.

Yang pleaded no contest on July 29 to a felony charge of grand theft by false pretenses in a case that stretched back to February 9, 2008, when she reported to Roseville police that she had just been robbed in her home by two masked suspects, one of whom carried a gun.

She told police that the robbers made off with money and jewelry, and she presented a claim to her insurance company. She received an insurance payment the following month.

But the scheme eventually went awry when she took some of the missing items from the bogus robbery to a pawn shop in an effort to collect cash.