Forgery Lab Found in Nugget Hotel Room

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Sparks Police say they have broken up a financial forgery lab that was set up in hotel rooms in the Nugget Hotel and Casino.

Detectives received a tip about the forgery lab, set up surveillance and located a stolen vehicle associated with the group.

The two main suspects in this case, Gennaro Canta and Mark Enriquez, obtained five rooms between them and had several associates using the rooms since March 11.

Enriquez had two outstanding felony warrants out of California.
Detectives found Canta and Enriquez on the Casino floor and arrested them.

After obtaining several search warrants, Detectives searched the hotel rooms and arrested the remaining suspects.

Police found numerous stolen and manufactured various state ID's as well as personal identifying information of several victims in both Nevada and California.

Numerous computers and printers as well as other digital equipment for making checks, and stolen identities, were located inside several of the rooms.

The following suspects were arrested for the listed charges:

Mark Enriquez - Possession of a Financial Forgery Lab, Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle, ID Theft (3 counts), 2 Fugitive warrants out of CA.
Gennaro Canta - Possession of a Financial Forgery Lab, Possession of Drug Paraphanalia
Jesicca Edgington - Possession of a Financial Forgery Lab, Possession of Drug Paraphanalia
Rhonda Hauswirth - ID Theft
Jaleesa Williamson - Possession of a Financial Forgery Lab, Possession of Drug Paraphanalia, Possession of Marijuana
Vanessa Wilkins - Possession of Financial Forgery Lab, Possession Drug Paraphanalia, Obstructing
Griffin Taylor - Possession of a Financial Forgery Lab, Possession of Drug Paraphanalia
Stephanie Reeves - ID Theft, Possession of a Financial Forgery Lab, Possession of Drug Paraphanalia, Possession of a Forged Instrument
Frank Robinson - Possession of a Financial Forgery Lab, Possession Drug Paraphanalia
Sunshine Robinson - Possession of a Financial Forgery Lab, Obstructing, Possession of Drug Paraphanalia

Anyone with information about this group or any of these activities is asked to call the SPD Crime Suppression Unit at (775) 353-2450.


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