Trial dates were set for two South Lake Tahoe men who deny being part of a group that allegedly stole more than 1,000 lift ticket vouchers (valued at $160,000) from Heavenly Mountain Resort as reported by The Tahoe Daily Tribune.
Angelo Bozin, 26, of South Lake Tahoe has denied charges of embezzlement, theft and possession of stolen property.
Tim E. Jacobsen, 22, denied these same charges. Their trails are set for August and June perspectively.
Mark E. Graham, 21, of Gardnerville Ranchos was also arrested in relation to the crime and his arraignment was continued to Feb. 13. In a sting operation, police bought tickets from a fourth man who claims he got the passes from Jacobsen who was actually employed by Heavenly.
After an audit, Heavenly showed a total of 1,100 lift ticket vouchers were taken. According to court documents, 971 of the 1,100 vouchers were taken from Douglas County. Heavenly reported that only 23 legitimate vouchers were given out in 2016 but 312 had been redeemed since the start of 2016. Ticket vouchers are usually only given to skiers when lifts break down. The vouchers in question were being sold on Craigslist under aliases.
These three might have some baby faces but the crimes they are accused of are very adult and carry with them serious reprocussions. We will update this story as it progresses.
[images from The Tahoe Daily Tribune]