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Couple accused of defrauding construction company

A Las Vegas husband and wife were indicted Wednesday in connection with a six-year fraud that prosecutors said netted more than $500,000.

Sondra Seabrook and Robert Seabrook Jr. face 79 counts of felony theft and one count of unlawful acts regarding computers.

Sondra Seabrook used her role as a Gilmore Construction financial control officer to help pay her credit card bills between 2005 and late 2011, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney J.P. Raman. Her husband was a certified public accountant paid to look over the company’s books.

Sondra Seabrook is accused of using money intended for workers compensation to pay off thousands of dollars in credit card bills each month until she was fired, Raman said. All told, she is accused of diverting more than $300,000, while Robert Seabrook paid off about $200,000 in his own credit card bills through the construction company, prosecutors allege.

Raman said Robert Seabrook benefited from the scam while “not sounding the alarm.”

After Seabrook was fired for other reasons a new employee noticed the discrepancies, Raman said.

Raman said Sondra Seabrook spent the money shopping or on her Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs.

The couple remains on house arrest, Raman said.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker.

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