April 22, 2022
Las Vegas, NV –Today,Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced
that Jockamoe Shamus Hawley, 40, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was found guilty of one
count of insurance fraud, a category D felony. On April 21, the Eighth Judicial
District Court sentenced Hawley to 1-4 years in the Nevada Department of
Corrections and ordered him to pay $2,000 in costs.
“My office has and
will always take action to protect Nevadans from scams, including insurance
fraud,” said AG
Ford. “I hope this case
serves as a warning to those who would consider doing the same. Anyone who
feels that they have been a target of fraud or a scam in Nevada should file a
complaint with my office.”
Hawley made a claim
to Progressive Insurance alleging the theft of a vehicle, in good condition,
from his residence. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s VIPER Auto
Theft Task Force recovered the reported vehicle from a local residence with
several other vehicles that had been reported stolen. An investigation revealed
that the insured vehicle was substantially damaged years prior to the claim and
was never stolen. Hawley was assisted by his girlfriend, Ashley Nickole Laub,
and a car dealer, Tony Raymond Canales of The Car Guys. Laub and Canales
pleaded guilty to their involvement in the fraudulent scheme.
case was investigated by Progressive Insurance, the National Insurance Crime
Bureau, and the Nevada Attorney General Office’s Insurance Fraud Control Unit
(IFCU). The IFCU prosecuted this case.
To view the Information against Hawley, click here. To
file a complaint concerning an individual or business suspected of committing
fraud, click here.