Update — June 6, 2012: Dayton Restaurant Owner Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison and Deportation in Insurance Fraud Case
Eva Christian, a Dayton restaurant owner, found guilty last month of insurance fraud, was sentenced to 9 years in prison. When released, she will face automatic deportation under current immigration laws. Christian, a permanent resident of the U.S. because of marriage, holds German citizenship. Miami Valley RCFL examiners provided computer forensic assistance in the case and testified at the trial.
5/25/12: Dayton Restaurant Owner Guilty of Insurance Fraud — Miami Valley RCFL Examiners Testify
Forensic examiners from the Miami Valley RCFL (MVRCFL) testified in the successful prosecution of Eva Christian, owner of a Dayton restaurant. Christian, who faces up to 17 years in prison, was found guilty on two counts of insurance fraud, two counts of making false alarms, and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony.
According to press reports, Christian reported two staged break-ins — one of her home and another of a restaurant that she owned — for the purpose of defrauding insurers and collecting insurance money.
The assistant Montgomery County prosecutor said that Christian's actions "put a large number of people in danger and at risk of being harmed" during the incidents. Following the trial, the judge in the case revoked bond and sent Christian to jail awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors will request the maximum sentence of 17 years in prison during sentencing scheduled for June.
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