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California woman pleads guilty in pedestrian accident scheme

Posted at 5:37 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 20:37:29-05

A California woman has pleaded guilty in a pedestrian accident scheme, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office announced.

Sojourner T. Danyal Marable, 25, of Monrovia, California, pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud in the 2015 crime.

Marable was involved in the pedestrian accident scheme along with Tameka Nicole Green, who pleaded guilty in August to one count of multiple transactions involving fraud or deceit in the course of an enterprise or occupation, and one count of attempt theft. The fraudulent scheme involved presenting false claims to insurance companies claiming that a pedestrian was hit and injured by an insured’s motor vehicle. The accidents never occurred, but the claimants reported medical treatment to increase their chances of a higher settlement with insurance companies.

The crime of insurance fraud is punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a fine of $5,000. Marable is scheduled to be sentenced March 28, 2019 in the Eighth Judicial District Court.

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.