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Las Vegas Couple Sentenced for Stealing Over $300,000 by Assuming Deceased Federal Employee's Identity

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas husband and wife were each sentenced today to 21 months in prison for assuming a deceased person’s identity and stealing more than $300,000 in retirement payments intended for that person.

According to court documents, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management deposited annuity payments into a former federal employee’s bank account because it was not notified of the person’s death. From about November 12, 2005 to November 1, 2017, Rodolfo Segovia (53) and Jennifer Segovia (48) assumed the deceased person’s identity and stole at least $308,391.72 by redirecting the annuity payments into their own accounts.

Each defendant pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money or property. In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan sentenced each defendant to three years of supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Norbert E. Vint, Deputy Inspector General Performing the Duties of the Inspector General at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Inspector General made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Simon Kung prosecuted the case.


Updated November 10, 2021

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