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Operations manager at Las Vegas Strip resort accused of stealing $773K in money laundering scheme

A hotel operations manager at a Las Vegas Strip resort is facing multiple charges of theft and money laundering after police say he stole over $773,000 from the hotel between July 2022 and July 2023.

Brandon Rashaad Johnson, 38, of Las Vegas, Nevada was arrested on September 1 and faces theft, a computer crime and money laundering charges.

The former hotel operations manager at Aria Resort & Casino first raised eyebrows after an observant coworker said that he noticed a significant lifestyle change. The co-worker told police that he looked into Johnson’s work transactions and discovered a number of unusual transactions and immediately notified his manager. 

Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

A former operations manager at the Las Vegas Strip resort is facing 15 felony charges alleging he siphoned more than $773,000 in hotel refunds into a personal account. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

According to Clark County Detention Center records and a police report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Johnson allegedly issued 209 fraudulent refunds back to a single Chase debit card, with the money going into a checking account. 

Police say that he was allegedly moving money back and forth between several different Chase accounts.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a writer on the breaking news team for Fox News Digital. You can reach her on Twitter at @s_rumpfwhitten.


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