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

June 22, 2016

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Nancy Ramirez Lozano, also known as Nancy Ramirez Montelongo, 42, of North Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud, a category “D” felony. The fraud was committed between October and November 2013.

    Lozano initiated a claim under a State Farm insurance policy in which she fraudulently represented that her motor vehicle had been stolen while parked in front of her brother’s residence in Las Vegas. Lozano did so knowing that her motor vehicle had been parked in Stockton, California in a damaged condition on the day of the alleged theft. As a result of Lozano’s fraud, insurance benefits were paid on her behalf.

      ”Insurance fraud damages the integrity of the insurance system and forces honest Nevadans to bear the costs,” said Laxalt. “My Office remains committed to holding fraudsters accountable for their unacceptable actions.”

        Insurance fraud is punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $5,000. The sentencing hearing for Lozano is scheduled for October 17, 2016 in the Eighth Judicial District Court.

          This case was jointly investigated by the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Office of 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 against Lozano, click here. To file a complaint concerning someone suspected of committing fraud, click here.



                 (Photo Courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)