A former Nye County Juvenile Probation Department employee accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the agency has formally been charged.
Melinda Hinrichs, who worked as an administrative assistant for the department, was charged Monday with one count each of theft, embezzlement and fraudulent appropriation of property, according to her criminal complaint.
She is accused of pocketing department funds between 2014 and September 2019.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Hinrichs in October, after receiving reports that an employee had been embezzling funds at the county’s juvenile detention center.
She resigned from her position after the investigation was opened, according to the Sheriff’s office, which previously said that she was cooperative throughout the investigation and that she had attempted to repay the missing funds.