Las Vegas Couple Guilty Of Stealing Over $300K By Assuming Deceased Federal Employee’s Identity

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LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas husband and wife were each sentenced 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.

Both pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money or property. In addition to the term of imprisonment, each of them was sentenced to three years of supervised release.