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July 22, 2018

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Man accused of embezzling from ATM at Hof brothel in Pahrump

Rodney Camacho

Rodney Camacho

A former employee of an asset management company that dealt with finances for some of brothel owner Dennis Hof’s companies in Pahrump is accused of embezzling more than $120,000 from ATMs at two businesses, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

Rodney Camacho allegedly stole $72,340 from an ATM at the Area 51 Travel Center and $49,900 from one at the Love Ranch brothel, according to an arrest report.

An audit that started late last year determined receipts smudged with ink and in a different font were forged, authorities said.

Hof is a prominent Nevada brothel owner and a candidate for the state Assembly.

Camacho was arrested Wednesday on at least one count of embezzlement greater than $3,500, authorities said.

He was responsible for replenishing the ATMs with cash at the two businesses, the report said. Only he and his boss, who reported the financial discrepancies in April, knew the passcodes for the machines, the report said.

Binders of receipts that appeared to be forged were turned over to the Sheriff’s Office, the report said.

The receipts appeared to have ink smudged by fingers, small differences in the font size and sharp edges that made it appear they were cut with scissors, the report said.

Camacho was employed with his company for almost two years before suddenly leaving in January, authorities said.