Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Tameka Nicole Green, 31, of North Las Vegas pleaded guilty to one count of Multiple Transactions Involving Fraud or Deceit in the Course of an Enterprise or Occupation, a category “B” felony, and one count of Attempt Theft, a category “D” felony or gross misdemeanor. The crimes were committed between July 2016 and June 2017.
Green worked as a correctional officer with the Nevada Department of Corrections at the time of her involvement in the pedestrian accident scheme. The fraudulent scheme involved presenting false claims to insurance companies claiming that a pedestrian was hit and injured by an insured’s motor vehicle. The accidents never occurred, but the claimants reported medical treatment to increase their chances of a higher settlement with insurance companies.
“My office continues to investigate and prosecute schemes like this one that mislead insurance companies and needlessly drive up insurance costs,” said Laxalt. “This particular instance is especially egregious given that it was perpetrated by a public safety officer tasked with enforcing laws.”
The crime of Multiple Transactions Involving Fraud or Deceit in the Course of an Enterprise or Occupation is punishable by up to 20 years of imprisonment and a fine of $10,000. The crime of Attempt Theft is punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a fine of $5,000. Green is scheduled to be sentenced on December 6, 2018 in the Eighth Judicial District Court.
The case involving Tameka Green was investigated by the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Office of the Nevada General’s Insurance Fraud Control Unit. The Insurance Fraud Control Unit is prosecuting this case.
Last year, AG Laxalt announced the largest multi-defendant indictment in Nevada Attorney General history related to staged automobile accidents and thefts. The case involved 24 defendants with 68 felony counts for their roles in filing 23 fraudulent insurance claims. Prosecution by the Office of the Nevada Attorney General in that case remains ongoing, and the named defendants in it remain innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.