Three men from the Reno-Tahoe area have been arrested for stealing approximately 1,100 ski pass vouchers from Heavenly Mountain Resort. The passes are valued at $120 a piece with the the total value somewhere around $116,520.
Lift passes aren’t cheap. Sometimes it hurts to pull the trigger on buying a season pass every year, but it sure beats buying an outrageously priced day pass each day on the mountain. But these guys are going to have a lot of paying up to do in the legal system.
The three men Angelo Bozin, 25, Tim Jacobsen, 21, and Mark Graham, 20, are all local to the Reno-Tahoe area. They somehow got their hands on the passes, that were stolen from Heavenly in Tahoe, Calif. The trio allegedly distributed them and they were later used at Kirkwood, Heavenly, and Northstar ski resorts, in the Tahoe area. The attempts to use these stolen passes prompted a lengthy investigation.
Rachelle Atherton, senior communications specialist for Heavenly Ski Resort, commented to The Inertia on behalf of the resort, “While we do not comment on the specifics of pending criminal matters, we do not, and will not, tolerate theft in any circumstance.”
On July 15th and 16th, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Deputies took the three men into custody on charges of suspicion of conspiracy, felony embezzlement, theft, and possession of stolen property. A bail of $10,000 has been set on each.