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.

Ferguson said Schrader withdrew nearly $ 47,000 from someone else’s corporate credit card.

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

“This is one of those times when someone takes money and wants to pay it back, and it’s only when they’re caught that they realize the extent of what they’ve 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.

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond enable the work of the Tahoe Tribune. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to produce high quality, locally relevant journalism.

Your support is more important now than ever to keep our community informed of the evolving coronavirus pandemic and its local impact. Every post, large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other important local news.

donate