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Man Convicted In Santa Barbara County Of Fire Gear Inspection Scam Gets Seven Year Sentence

Santa Barbara County prosecutors say a man who operated a statewide fire inspection scam which bilked more than 1200 victims out of more than $500,000 has been sentenced to seven years in state prison.

Robert Musich entered guilty pleas to 14 felony counts ranging from grand theft to forgery.

The West Covina man operated a business called Red Mountain Security and Fire Protection.

Red Mountain would bill businesses for fire equipment inspections which never took place, and the businesses would often automatically pay the invoices, thinking they were legitimate.

In addition to the seven year jail sentence, Musich has been ordered to pay more than $800,000 in fines and restitution.