Attorney General Laxalt Announces Guilty Plea of Henderson Dentist for Disability Insurance Fraud
January 30, 2017
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Frank Duke Nguyen, 45, of Henderson, pleaded guilty to one count of Insurance Fraud, a category “D” felony, for making fraudulent claims for disability insurance benefits. The fraudulent acts were committed between November 2011 and March 2014.
During that time, Nguyen repeatedly falsely informed RiverSource Life Insurance Company that he was not working in any capacity when in fact, Nguyen continued to work full-time as a dentist. As a result of those false statements, Nguyen wrongly collected more than $141,000 in disability insurance benefits.
“Insurance companies depend on the honesty and integrity of their claimants, and when one claimant tries to fraudulently obtain benefits, taxpayers have to pay the price,” said Laxalt. “My office will continue to dedicate resources toward investigating and prosecuting individuals seeking benefits they are not entitled to.”
Insurance Fraud is punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $5,000. The sentencing hearing for Nguyen is scheduled for May 23, 2017, in the Eighth Judicial District Court.
This case was investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit.
The criminal information for Frank Duke Nguyen is attached. If you or someone you know has information regarding a suspected instance of insurance fraud, you may file a complaint with our office here.
(Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)