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2 Ex-UNLV employees plead guilty in theft
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LAS VEGAS -- Two former employees at UNLV pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing thousands of dollars from the university, according to the Nevada Attorney General's Office.

According to the AG, Lina Khachekian, 35 of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft and Marissa Neuhaus, 23 of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one felony count of fraudulent appropriation.

Both women worked at UNLV's Office of Information Technology.

Khachekian and Neuhaus used the UNLV purchase accounts to buy electronics that they either used themselves or sold through a third party. The two women used an elaborate scheme of false documents to keep the purchases secret.

In all, they misappropriated at least $292,000.

The pair was arrested earlier this year, following an investigation that lasted more than year.

Each count that Khachekian pleaded to carries a potential sentence of one to 10 years in prison. The fraudulent appropriation count that Neuhaus pleaded to carries a potential sentence of one to four years in prison.

The women will be sentenced in February.

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