Friday, January 16, 2009

Nevada Power Company Employee Sentenced In $1.6 Million Embezzlement Scheme

Kyle Roher, 38, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and the former Senior Business Analyst at Nevada Power, was sentenced to 2 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of approximately $1.8 million for stealing more than $1.6 million from the utility company. Prosecutors alleged that Roher made at least 19 fraudulent wire transfers of funds from Nevada Power's "general spending" bank account to two accounts of his during the period from September 30, 2002 to October 26, 2006. He was originally indicted on 19 counts of wire fraud and criminal forfeiture in April 2008.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ's press release here.

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