Thursday, August 07, 2008
Harrah´s Victimized By Another Inside Cheat Scam!
This Time The Casino Cheat Scam Is in Harrah´s Chester, Pennsylvania Casino
Woman pleads guilty in Harrah's scheme.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE - A 26-year-old woman who made her own luck at Harrah's Casino in Chester by faking more than $30,000 worth of machine payouts, pleaded guilty July 7 to a charge of theft by unlawful taking. Qiana Dana Wright of Philadelphia was formally sentenced by Judge Ann Osborne to serve six to 23 months in jail. The plea agreement was ironed out by Deputy District Attorney Gregory Hurchalla and defense attorney Francis Holloran. Hurchalla said that Wright is barred from working in the gaming industry. He said her bail money was forfeited as part of her restitution.
Wright admitted to authorities, that while working as a slot host, she wrote false credited machine payouts on at least 11 occasions between Aug. 16 and Aug. 18, 2007, for $11,309. Hurchalla said it was later shown that she stole a total of $30,181.
He said as a slot host, she would be one who would identify a winner and then write out a form for payment. However, while working at the casino she admitted she would either casually walk the casino floor and write up the phony vouchers or go to an area and lean over the note pad, as to avoid being observed by the surveillance camera. She later cashed in phony vouchers. "This is the largest theft case to come out of Harrah's since the casino opened in Chester," said Hurchalla.