86°F
weather icon Clear

Convenience store clerk arrested in Nye County

A Pahrump woman is out of a job following her recent arrest.

According to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy John Tolle was dispatched to the Horizon Market at 840 Highway 372 on July 20, at approximately 6:20 a.m.

“During the investigation, it was reported by the store manager that approximately $2,000 in cash was taken from the store safe by an employee over the course of a few days,” Tolle’s arrest report stated. “The manager reviewed store video which showed an employee, identified as Pamela Hollimon, taking cash from the safe and placing it in her pocket then leaving.”

Upon interviewing Hollimon, Tolle noted that she actually admitted to taking the money and gambled it all away, according to the report.

“Ms. Holliman admitted that she has been doing this over the course of a week, taking money from the business, then going to Dotty’s Casino, with the intent to obtain money, goods, or services, under a false pretense,” the report stated. “Ms. Hollimon, an employee of Horizon Market, stole money she was entrusted with, from the owner of the business, converting it for her personal gain.”

The report went on to state that Hollimon was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement, burglary of a business and attempting to obtain property by false pretenses and booked into the Nye County Detention Center in Pahrump.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Early morning fire closes Denny’s restaurant

More than two dozen Denny’s employees are out of work for the time being after a fire broke out early Tuesday morning, May 11.

State AGs urge Facebook not to launch Instagram Kids

A coalition of 44 attorneys general are urging Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13. In their letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the attorneys general cited serious concerns about the safety and well-being of children and the harm social media poses to young people.

Eighth batch of Economic Impact Payments disbursed

The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced Wednesday they are disbursing more than 1.1 million payments in the eighth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

Biologists clearing 3,000-acre desert area of tortoises

A fleet of consulting desert tortoise biologists have been sweeping the 3,000-acre Yellow Pine Solar Project site near Pahrump with shovels to move as many protected desert tortoises out of harm’s way as possible before the site is converted to millions of solar panels, according to the press release by Basin and Range Watch, a nonprofit working to conserve the deserts of Nevada and California.

 
Nevada organ donor group blasted for VGK, Raiders season tickets

A congressional inquiry into the organ transplant industry criticized the Nevada Donor Network for purchasing the tickets and funding board retreats to California wine country.

 
Nevada colleges planning COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students

In a course reversal, the Nevada System of Higher Education announced Thursday it is planning to mandate vaccination, with “some limited exceptions” and several contingencies.

Disturbance at bank leads to arrest

A local man allegedly in possession of a dangerous weapon was taken into custody near Bank of America on Monday, May 3, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.