February 4, 2015
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Krystal Dyce, 35, formerly of Las Vegas, Nev. pleaded guilty on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 to insurance fraud. She was charged with participating in a scheme to defraud Travelers Insurance Co.
“My office’s Insurance Fraud Unit works to protect consumers and the integrity of the insurance system by investigating and prosecuting those who commit fraud against all types of insurers,” said Laxalt. “This prosecution helps prevent the increase in premiums and taxes resulting from fraudulent insurance claims.”
Dyce pleaded guilty in the Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court to felony insurance fraud after the state charged her and an acquaintance with burning down her home and submitting a false insurance claim in an effort to collect an insurance payout from Travelers Insurance Co. of more than $17,000.00. Dyce’s acquaintance also pleaded guilty to insurance fraud in Sept. of 2014. Crucial to the investigation was a neighbor’s surveillance camera which captured video of Dyce carrying bags of her belongings away from her home approximately seven minutes before the North Las Vegas Fire Department was called. The video also shows Dyce’s acquaintance walking away from the home approximately three minutes prior to the emergency call.
Insurance fraud is punishable by up to four years of imprisonment, a $5,000.00 fine, restitution and the costs of the investigation and prosecution of the crime. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 27, 2015.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Michael C. Kovac. To read the criminal complaint, click here.
(Photo Courtesy of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)