Three men were indicted on forgery charges in a scheme to illegally clear up credit scores, Clark County prosecutors said Wednesday.
Rashid Salim, Arthur Bethae and James Kobernusz were charged with one count each of racketeering and establishing a forgery laboratory. Salim faces nine counts of forgery. Bethae and Kobernusz face three counts each of forgery.
Las Vegas police said the three men were part of a scam involving at least 10 people running a business that promised to clear credit scores for customers.
Investigators said the scheme involved sending forged police reports to Experian and Equifax, both consumer credit reporting agencies, through a company called Trade Line Pros.
The forged reports would indicate that the customers of Trade Line Pros were victims of identity theft and their credit ratings should be restored to a favorable rating, police said.
Arrest warrants were issued for the three men.
Contact reporter Francis McCabe at fmccabe@review journal.com or 702-380-1039.