February 24, 2015
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced that Derrid Emanuel Dean, 45, of Las Vegas, was arrested last week on four felony counts of theft from a person 60 years of age or older.
“My office is committed to protecting all Nevadans, especially seniors who are targeted for fraud and abuse,” said Laxalt. “We will continue to make sure those who steal hard-earned money from the most vulnerable in our society receive justice.”
According to the complaint, in May of 2011, Dean entered into an agreement with the 78-year-old victim to collect a $140,000 loan owed to his victim. From July 18, 2011 through April 11, 2012, Dean collected four separate payments totaling $140,000 and converted $121,400 to his own use.
Dean was arrested on Feb. 18, 2015. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 20, 2015. Each count of theft is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
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This case is being prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Michael C. Kovac.
(Photo Courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)