Two women whose restaurant and spa in Las Vega, Nevada, were shut down in 2014 for a month after it opened illegally and were arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing more that $2 million, authorities said.
An employee of the Las Vega Beach Resort Casino Hotel, Elizabeth and Laura Schmitz, were arrested Thursday, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
They were charged with one count each of theft of more than a million dollars and grand theft, police said in a news release.
Both women are being held in Clark County Detention Center in Las Veres jail.
A spokesman for the Nevada Department of Taxation and Finance told ABC News on Friday that the couple was not authorized to be in the state.
They are being represented by attorney Scott Lander of Las Vegas, according, ABC News affiliate KRNV.
“We have not been able to locate any information that would identify the two individuals,” spokesman Jeff Anderson said in an email.
“Our investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this matter should contact the Las Vegans office.”
In 2014, the Schmitzes opened a spa and restaurant at the villas villas beach resort in Las Vegas, a suburb of Las Angeles.
Their business license was suspended for two years, but the restaurant and business were eventually reopened.
On Friday, the couple filed for bankruptcy protection.
They said the restaurant was a temporary operation after a few weeks of remodeling and renovations to the villa.
The spa and spa, which opened on March 31, 2015, were closed for several months and reopened for two months.
On Thursday, police charged Elizabeth Schmitzz with one felony count of theft over a million, and Laura Zukowski Schmitzi with one misdemeanor count of grand theft.
The Schmitzos have not commented.