January 27, 2015
Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Roy Cavill was found guilty by a Nye County District Court jury on Jan. 23 after a three-day trial. Cavill was found guilty of insurance fraud, theft, and conspiracy to commit theft in connection with a scheme to defraud Mendota Insurance and The Hartford of more than $50,000.00 in insurance benefits. The State also charged Cavill with conspiring with three of his acquaintances to stage a car accident and submit false insurance claims.
The three other participants in the scheme previously pled guilty to related charges and testified at Cavill’s trial. Testimony and evidence during the trial revealed that Cavill was the ringleader who thought up the scheme, provided both of the vehicles used to stage the accident, and received more money than any of the other participants in the scheme.
The trial was originally scheduled to commence April 2014 but was stayed because Cavill failed to appear. He was then extradited from Iowa for the trial.
Cavill faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, plus payment of restitution and the costs incurred in the investigation of the crime. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 20.
Deputy Attorney General Michael C. Kovac and Senior Deputy Attorney Robert Giunta of the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit prosecuted the case.