March 25, 2021
Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Eustachius
Bursey, 34, pleaded guilty to Theft in the Amount of $3,500 or More, Obtaining
and Using Personal Identifying Information of Another, Multiple Transactions
Involving Fraud or Deceit in Course of Enterprise or Occupation, all category “B”
felonies, and Unlawful Acts Concerning Federal Food Stamps, a category “E”
felony. Bursey, of Michigan, was residing in Las Vegas when he committed these
According to the criminal Information, Bursey
knowingly obtained benefits from the Division of Welfare and Supportive
Services by fraudulently applying for government assistance and Family Medical
Coverage. The Attorney General’s Office is seeking over $630,000 in restitution
for this case.
“As someone who once relied on the public assistance as a young adult,
I know firsthand how important these government programs are to struggling
families,” said AG Ford. “These services are reserved for those in need,
and my office won’t stand for those trying to take advantage of the system.”
Bursey is scheduled to be sentenced on July
20, 2021 in the Eighth Judicial District Court.
This case was investigated by the Division of
Welfare and Supportive Services, Investigation and Recovery Unit and the
Attorney General’s Criminal Investigation Division. The Attorney General’s
Criminal Prosecution Division is prosecuting this case.
To view the criminal Information against Eustachius
Bursey, click here. To file a complaint concerning an individual
or business suspected of committing fraud, click here.