DATE: October 2, 2015
CASE: Tong Saeteurn, Bo Vang & Roger Hang
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Alan Hengel, Insurance Fraud Unit
Thirty-four-year-old Tong Saeteurn pled no contest to felony insurance fraud and possession of methamphetamine for sale while armed. Forty-year-old Bo Vang and 27-year-old Roger Hang pled no contest to felony insurance fraud.
Vang wanted his car dismantled so he could make a false theft report to his insurance company, Farmers Insurance. He believed Farmers Insurance would then pay off his car loan. His friend, Hang, contacted Saeteurn who agreed to dismantle the vehicle.
On March 30, 2015, Vang made a false vehicle theft report to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Farmers Insurance. When information on the car was entered into the stolen vehicle database, a signal was automatically activated from the car’s LoJack transmitter. Law enforcement quickly determined Hang’s car was parked at Saeteurn’s residence.
Officers from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, CHP, Sacramento County Auto Theft Suppression Task Force, and the California Department of Insurance Urban Auto Task Force searched Seateurn’s residence and property. They found Hang’s partially dismantled car, a loaded AK47 assault rifle, a loaded .40 caliber handgun, two pounds of marijuana, and 25 grams of methamphetamine.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, the Honorable Laurel White sentenced Saeteurn to 1 year in the county jail and 5 years probation. Hang was sentenced to 180 days in the county jail and 5 years probation. Vang was sentenced to 120 days in the county jail and 5 years probation.
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