Attorney General Laxalt Announces Arrest of Las Vegas man Indicted for Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) Scam
July 21, 2017
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Carl Dean Robertson, 45, of Las Vegas, was arrested on seven felony charges following an indictment by the Clark County Grand Jury for his role in a Nevada PERS scam. The charges include one count of theft in the amount of $3,500 or more, a category “B” felony, one count of attempt theft in the amount of $3,500 or more, a category “C” felony, two counts of forgery, a category “D” felony, and three counts of possession or sale of document or personal identifying information to establish false status or identity, a category “C” felony. The alleged scam was committed between August 2015 and June 2017.
According to the indictment, Robertson is accused of obtaining retirement benefit payments intended for a deceased Nevada PERS member. After payments ceased, Robertson attempted to reinstate the retirement benefit payments by misrepresenting himself to be a Nevada PERS member through a series of forged documents.
“Schemes that take advantage of a program designed to compensate state employees for their hard work and service will not be tolerated,” said Laxalt. “With each arrest, we hope to send a clear message to those seeking to defraud the State that their schemes will not go unnoticed.”
This case was investigated and is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecution Unit.
An indictment is merely a charging document; every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
To view the criminal indictment against Robertson, click here. To file a complaint about someone suspected of committing a fraud, click here.
ROBERTSON, CARL DEAN
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