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Another North Las Vegas woman pleads guilty in fake accident case

Posted at 11:55 AM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 14:55:12-04

Another person has pleaded guilty in a Nevada fake accident case.

The Nevada Attorney General's Office announced that Tameka Goodwin, 30, of North Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud. The crime was committed in July 2016.  

Goodwin participated in a pedestrian accident scheme which allegedly involved presenting false claims to insurance companies claiming that a pedestrian was hit and injured by an insured’s motor vehicle. The crashes never occurred, but the claimants are alleged to have reported medical treatment to increase their chances of a higher settlement with insurance companies. 

Insurance fraud is punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a fine of $5,000. Goodwin is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 11 in the Eighth Judicial District Court.

Tameka Nicole Green, a codefendant in this scheme, also pleaded guilty last week for her role. 

In July, the main defendant, Na Var Derick Lee, 34, was arrested in Pasadena, California. He is charged with 17 felonies including seven counts of insurance fraud, five counts of theft of $3,500 or more, two counts of attempted theft of $3,500 or more, one count of extortion and two counts of multiple transactions involving fraud or deceit in the course of an enterprise or occupation. 

This case was investigated by the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Office of the Nevada Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Control Unit. The Insurance Fraud Control Unit is prosecuting this case.