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Las Vegas man sentenced to up to 3 years in prison for insurance fraud

Posted at 11:57 AM, Feb 15, 2018

A Las Vegas man was sentenced to prison for insurance fraud.

The Nevada Attorney General's Office announced that Daniel Lee Harris, 66, of Las Vegas, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in the Nevada State Prison. The fraudulent acts were committed between February 2015 and January 2016. 

Harris, also known as Dana Maxwell and Daniel Maxwell Harris, filed a series of false claims with American Banker’s Insurance and Hartford Insurance. Harris initially filed a claim in 2015 with American Banker’s alleging that his 2008 PT Cruiser had been burglarized, and submitted several false receipts to demonstrate losses of a laptop, an Apple iPod Touch and approximately 40 compact discs. Nearly a year later, Harris filed claims for the theft of the same PT Cruiser with both Hartford and American Banker’s Insurance when in fact, he had made arrangements with an individual to have the Cruiser destroyed.

In addition to his sentence, Harris was ordered to pay $600 in restitution to Hartford Insurance for rental car expenses and $750 to the Office of the Nevada Attorney General for investigative expenses.

This case was jointly investigated by the Office of the Nevada Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Control Unit, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Viper Unit. The Office of the Nevada Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Control Unit prosecuted this case.