Nev. Fraud Unit Obtains Guilty Plea as Acquaintance Reports the Facts

May 17, 2004

Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval announced that Timothy Lockwood, 56 and former officer of The Children’s Community Chest of Reno, Nevada pled guilty to felony Insurance Fraud before Judge Jerome Polaha in The Washoe County District Courthouse.

Lockwood, represented by Attorney David Houston, had previously spent time in prison on a gaming fraud conviction. According to Sandoval’s office, Lockwood reported his son’s 1996 Mazda 626
as stolen to Geico Insurance Company in July of 2002; Geico paid over $6,500.00 on the claim. An acquaintance of Lockwood’s with direct knowledge of the fraud reported it to the Insurance Fraud Unit of The Attorney General’s Office.

Lockwood pled guilty the felony on May 6 and will be sentenced on July 9. He faces 1 to 4 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Lockwood must also pay restitution and investigative costs of approximately

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