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FBI arrests former water district employee

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jul 28, 2016
A former water district employee was arrested by the FBI for stealing ink cartridges for printers for years.
And we're talking about a lot of them worth millions.
Jennifer McCain-Bray is facing six counts of mail fraud and criminal forfeiture. According to the federal indictment released just hours ago, she's accused of devising a scheme where she bilked $6.7 million from the Las Vegas Valley Water District.
McCain-Bray was a Purchasing Analyst at the utility.  In that position, she was able to make what the water district says were fraudulent purchases of ink cartridges and toner from Staples Office Supplies.
The indictment says she had the products delivered directly to her office instead of a warehouse. 
She then re-labeled the boxes and shipped them to a New Jersey-based company which resold the ink for a profit and transferred money back to McCain-Bray using a PayPal account.  
McCain-Bray faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of the six counts.  
She made her first federal court appearance today.