Couple sentenced for filing false insurance claims


Jose Alberto Velez, 30, was convicted this week of four counts of false insurance claims and knowingly participating in an intentional motor vehicle crash.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A local man and woman were sentenced this week for faking a car accident to get insurance money.     

Police say April Wynn and Jose Velez staged a series of crashes in 2012.     

The pair, who are now married, filed personal injury claims.     

One hundred other people were arrested in the scheme. Wynn and Velez will spend a little over six years in prison.