An employee of a Las Vegas-based company has been charged with fraudulently obtaining a Nevada marriage license.
John Sommers, a certified public accountant, was arrested Friday and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a felony charge of filing false information in connection with a Nevada license application.
He is also charged with a misdemeanor count of filing fraudulent information in the state of Nevada.
Nevada Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said that Sommer has been suspended from the office, but that the investigation is ongoing.
She added that she is not releasing the name of the person whose license was stolen.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that the arrest of Sommars is “a reminder that we must never trust anyone who does not have our best interest at heart.”
Sommers is a certified Public Accountant, the state’s highest level of licensure.
He has worked as a certified attorney since 1999, according to the Nevada State Bar.
The Associated Press does not typically name certified public accountants.
Johnson said that the office of the secretary of state, which oversees the licensing of couples and civil unions, is looking into whether the fraudulent documents were properly filed or if they were not properly approved.
Sommors worked for the Nevada Office of Administrative Services, which administers licenses, for three years, before he left that role.