Brothel worker, armored transport employee arrested in embezzlement scheme
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office broke up an alleged embezzlement scheme involving a local brothel employee and an armored truck company employee, police announced Monday.
As part of what police deemed, “Operation Red Carpet,” Shiva Zamari, and Jessie Aulelava were arrested in Clark County on separate dates this month in an investigation that has revealed at least $ 100,000 in theft.
Zamari was a money counter at one of the two brothels near Pahrump, and Aulelava worked for Loomis, an armored transport company.
Zamari and Aulelava, both Las Vegas residents, were arrested on different dates and had their homes searched by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan SWAT and Nye County Sheriff’s. Those searches turned up evidence of the alleged crimes, including money, police said.
The investigation started in October 2014, when money was discovered missing from the local brothel, but the investigation became stagnant. After more money went missing the case blossomed, which turned up the alleged suspects, police said. More missing money continues to be found, according to police.
Both the brothel and Loomis have been cooperating with the sheriff’s office, aiding them identify and apprehend their former employees.
Shiva was charged with burglary and grand larceny, and Aulelava was charged with grand larceny. Both were booked into the Nye County Sheriff’s Detention Center. Both have since posted bail.