Attorney General Laxalt Announces Guilty Plea of Las Vegas Woman for Insurance Fraud

April 6, 2016

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Angel Ayesha Cash, 35, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud, a category “D” felony. The fraudulent acts were committed between July and November 2013.

    Cash submitted an insurance claim to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company claiming that she developed a skin condition caused by a bed comforter she had purchased from a business insured by Liberty Mutual. In support of her claim, Cash fraudulently represented that she was treated for the skin condition by a local physician with whom she was employed at the time. Without the physician’s knowledge, Cash forged one of the doctor’s patient forms. She also fraudulently represented that she was treated for the skin condition at Desert Springs Hospital by forging an invoice. Her claim was closed by Liberty Mutual without payment.

      “Insurance fraud is an affront to honest Nevadans and the integrity of the insurance system,” said Laxalt. “My Office remains committed to prosecuting frauds like this one and protecting consumers from the rising premiums caused by insurance fraud.”

        In 2011, Cash was convicted of a felony in the state of California for stealing thousands of dollars from a dependent, elderly man while she was employed as his caretaker.

          Insurance fraud is punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $5,000. The sentencing hearing for Cash is scheduled for August 2, 2016 in the Eighth Judicial District Court.

            This case was investigated by the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Nevada Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Control Unit. Senior Deputy Attorney General Roger R. Madsen is prosecuting this case.

              To view the criminal Information for Angel Cash, click here. To file a complaint concerning someone suspected of committing fraud, click here.


                CASH, ANGEL AYESHA

                   (Photo Courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)