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Nevada utility CEO arrested, accused of embezzlement

February 27, 2019

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — The CEO of a rural electric utility in southern Nevada is accused of embezzlement by billing the business for $75,000 of work on her home in Pahrump.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested Valley Electric Association CEO Angela Evans on Tuesday, and the utility said Evans was immediately placed on administrative leave.

The Sheriff’s Office said it executed search warrants Friday and Tuesday and found evidence of the alleged embezzlement.

There’s no phone listed for Evans and it’s not immediately known whether she has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

The office is also investigating allegations that rate hikes might have stemmed from use of the utility’s money to pay for a sexual harassment cover-up.

Valley Electric’s board denied the financial cover-up allegations Monday.

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