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Arrest Made For Fire Inspection Scam in Santa Barbara County; Hundreds Of Victims Statewide

A Los Angeles County man has been arrested for a fire inspection scam in Santa Barbara County. Prosecutors say Robert Musich sent out phony invoices for fire inspection services which were never performed. They say it was part of a statewide fraud scam with more than 800 victims, and $200,000 in losses. The Pomona man was arrested this week. He’s facing 11 felony complaints, and if convicted of all charges could face more than 11 years in state prison. Musich will be brought to Santa Barbara to stand trial.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.