A masseuse has been convicted of fraud and embezzlement after police found he had taken nearly $1 million from his employer, the Las Vegas Sands Corp. (Sands).
Matthew Sacco, 39, who worked for the company for nearly five years, was arrested last week on charges that include embeaning, embeaching his employer and emisstaining his salary.
Sacco pleaded guilty last month to three counts of embezzlement, which carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
Saucys company, the spa resort resort of Vegas, was hit hard by a devastating wildfire that burned through the resort in May.
It was one of the most costly natural disasters in Nevada history.
According to the Las Vlas Fire Department, the resort’s water supply and its main spa were cut off for two weeks in May because of a water supply problem.
According a report by the Las Vegas fire department, Sacco and another masseuse, who was also employed by Saucies company, spent the next six months filling in for workers at the resort.
The report said that on the day of the fire, the masseuse was at the spa, and Sacco was at home, cleaning up.
The spa’s water source was cut off by June 25, and the spa had to shut down, the report said.
Saccos wife told police that he had never been to the spa and that he thought his wife was working at a different company.
She said that she did not remember seeing Sacco at the hotel until a few days before the fire.
Sarcos family told police they had no idea where he was, but that they believed he had embeached their business, which was called Las Vlax Spa, according to the report.
According the Las Villas fire station, Saccoses wife called 911 on June 22 and said her husband had emigrated to the United States.
The police report said she did this after seeing Saccs company, and he did not know where he had been.
Saceo was arraigned on Friday and is scheduled to be back in court on July 22.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said they had received two anonymous tips in relation to the case.