AG: Gambling habit leads to $250K theft

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Updated: 4/14 7:14 am

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Department of Transportation employee in Fallon has been charged with using a state credit card to support his gambling habit.

Tal Pierre Smith is accused of using the card to buy some $250,000 worth of items he later pawned or sold to pay for the activity.

The Nevada Appeal reports a six-count indictment was filed against Smith this week in New River Township Justice Court in Fallon.

According to the complaint, Smith made repeated illegal purchases over a three-year period ending last December and concealed them by altering receipts and other records.

He was charged Tuesday with four counts of theft and one count each of misconduct by a public officer and fraudulent appropriation of property, all felonies.

It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.


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