Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval announced recently that Ty Eric Weaver, 31, was sentenced to 12 months in the Carson City jail after pleading guilty to conspiracy to obtain money by false pretense related to an insurance fraud scheme.
He was also ordered to pay more than $7,500 in restitution. Weaver reportedly has a substantial history of drug use and was not an appropriate candidate for probation.
In November of 2002, Weaver reported to Civil Service Employees Insurance Group that his 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck had been damaged when it slipped off the road and fell into a ditch.
The damage actually occurred when Weaver reportedly went four-wheeling while under the influence of drugs and wrecked the vehicle.
“Illegal drug use is often the reason many other crimes are committed. People will commit insurance fraud to obtain money to purchase drugs or, as in this case, will wreck a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and then lie about how the accident occurred,”
said Deputy Attorney General Ronda Clifton, of the Insurance Fraud Unit.
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