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Greco convicted on 1 of 3 felony charges

Anthony Greco was found guilty Thursday on one of three felony charges he was facing from a criminal case dating back to 2010.

The jury found Greco guilty of insurance fraud, but spared him a conviction on charges of arson as well as aiding and abetting.

The conviction carries a 1-to-4 year prison sentence. He is scheduled for sentencing on Aug. 17.

Greco and his girlfriend at the time, Kathy Rinaldi, were charged with conspiring to commit the crimes after Nye County Sheriff’s deputies responded to their Pahrump Valley Blvd home in August 2010 following a report of a burglary.

Authorities said both intentionally gave misleading information to the insurance company when a claim was filed.

The defendants were originally charged with first degree arson, insurance fraud and aiding and abetting.

The motive, prosecutors said, was to collect money on the home’s insurance policy by orchestrating the fire.

According the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, Greco told police someone broke into the house and attempted to set the interior on fire on Aug. 19. 2010.

During the initial investigation, Nevada State Fire Marshal Michael Kolpak concluded the fire was set intentionally after a container of the highly flammable mineral spirits was discovered inside the home.

Last month, Rinaldi decided to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit a breach of peace, a gross misdemeanor.

As part of the terms of the plea agreement, Rinaldi received a 364-day suspended jail sentence, while agreeing to cooperate in the prosecution of Greco.

She was also ordered to pay the attorney general’s office $500 for prosecutorial costs as well as pay $14,025 in restitution to the Allstate Insurance Company.

Look for the full version of this story in Wednesday’s edition of the Pahrump Valley Times.

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