The previous Tahoe On line casino controller is jailed for embezzlement


STATELINE, Nevada – The former Hard Rock Lake Tahoe inspector in Stateline has been ordered to spend the next 30 weekends in jail as a condition of his embezzlement parole.

Robert Merrald Schrader, 55, was sentenced to repay $ 71,832.60 and given a suspended sentence of 12 to 30 months on Monday.

Prosecutor Patrick Ferguson argued that Schrader should go to jail for the crime, saying the thefts took place through the court a year that Schrader tried to cover his tracks.

Schrader charged another company credit card with nearly $ 47,000, according to Ferguson.

Attorney Kris Brown said Schrader, a Reno resident, has a gambling addiction.

"This is one of those cases where someone takes money and intends to pay it back, and it is only when they are caught that they realize the extent of what they have done."

District Judge Tom Gregory said Schrader's trust with the company requires punishment.

Schrader was ordered to sit in jail for 90 days for three days while he continued to work.

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