May 8, 2014
Defendant Stole Money and Jewelry while Victim was Undergoing Heart Surgery
Las Vegas, NV - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced the sentencing of Michael Dybus, 43, of North Las Vegas, in connection with his taking money and property from a 71 year old Las Vegas woman.
“Dybus intentionally targeted an elderly woman and stole from her while she was in the hospital undergoing heart surgery,” said Masto. “My office will continue to hold unscrupulous criminals accountable who steal from innocent people.
Dybus was sentenced on May 1, 2014, following a jury trial. He was found guilty of grand larceny, a category “C” felony and forgery, a category “D” felony. Dybus was sentenced to 12-48 months for grand larceny and 12-48 months for forgery, to run concurrent to the grand larceny count. Dybus was given 70 days credit for time served and ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution to the victim.
Dybus was investigated after a complaint was filed with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. The investigation revealed that Dybus and the victim met at the Silver Nugget hotel. While the victim was undergoing heart surgery in April 2011, Dybus took money and jewelry from the victim’s home. When confronted with having taken the money from the victim, Dybus wrote the victim a check on a closed account.
The case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General, Jeffrey H. Segal and Deputy Attorney General, Sarah E. Overly.
(Photo courtesy of Clark County Detention Center)