Posted on: January 5, 2023, 05:28h.
Last updated on: January 5, 2023, 06:08h.
A 61-year-old security guard has been charged after $200 was swiped at Pennsylvania’s Valley Forge Casino Resort. She reportedly faces theft and receiving stolen property counts.
The money was left in an envelope last month by an unnamed 34-year-old Coatesville, Pa. resident. The envelope was accidentally left at the casino’s front desk. An employee gave the envelope to the casino’s security unit.
The unnamed guard, who resides in Philadelphia, stole the envelope which contained the money, The Sanatoga Post, a regional news organization, reported
She put it in a pocket and left the casino, Pennsylvania state police revealed. The guard later was apprehended by state police.
She should have launched an investigation and stored the money securely as evidence.
The incident took place on December 31, 2022. The casino is located in King of Prussia, Pa. The community is about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
Valley Forge Casino Resort was the site of other recent crimes. For example, in September a player scooped up his losing bet at a table game before the dealer could collect it. The suspect then ran out of the gaming property.
Pennsylvania state police were looking for the suspect as of last year. The incident occurred on September 25.
The unidentified man put down $1,200 in casino cheques on the table. The wager was lost, and the dealer was about to collect the cheques when the man fled, according to MyChesco.com, a regional news site.
The man was wearing a hat that displayed an “M” logo, the report said. State police did not specify what charges the suspect will face.
In addition, on September 3, police arrested an unnamed 36-year-old Philadelphia man for the theft of a woman’s wallet. Inside the wallet was $400, according to the Post. The cash and wallet had been left in a purse, which was on a chair on the gaming floor. The Gucci wallet was valued at $200.
The suspect was arrested shortly after the theft. He was still at the casino when he was apprehended. The money and wallet were returned to the victim.
In July, investigators revealed three phony $100 bills surfaced over a month at the gaming property. The fake money was forwarded to the US Secret Service.
One bill was located at the casino on July 7. It was handed over by a 57-year-old Red Hill, Pa. man.
On June 27, a 63-year-old Bensalem, Pa. man presented two counterfeit $100 bills at the same gaming property.
Both men were victims and will not be investigated for passing fake currency, according to the Post.