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Police raid Las Vegas tourism agency amid gift card probe

March 28, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they executed a search warrant at the offices of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority as part of the investigation into misuse of airline gift cards.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the police search Wednesday comes nine months after detectives visited the publicly funded agency to seize audit records that indicated staff took personal trips with the Southwest Airlines gift cards.

The audit last year found that agency hid the purchase of $90,000 in airline gift cards and did not properly track their use. Auditors also determined that more than $50,000 in cards were missing.

Authority CEO and President Steve Hill said in a statement that the agency is cooperating with all police requests, and they “look forward to a swift resolution of this matter.”

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com