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Woman pleads guilty to insurance fraud of nearly $40,000

Posted at 9:37 AM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 21:04:48-04
On Sept. 27, Denise Ann Ramos pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud totaling nearly $40,000, according to Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.
Ramos filed a claim under a Farmers Insurance policy stating that nearly $40,000 in high-end items were stolen from her Las Vegas residence during an alleged burglary. It was later discovered that she never lived in the apartment that she claimed was broken into, nor was the apartment burglarized. Also, Ramos did not own many of the items she claimed were stolen and also worked as an assistant manager at the apartment complex where she alleged she lived and supposedly experienced the burglary.
As a result of the fraud, Farmers Insurance overpaid Ramos $35,075, which she agreed to repay in full.
Insurance fraud is punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $5,000. Ramos is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on Jan. 11, 2017.
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