Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pennsylvania Sandpaper Card-Marking Cheat Ready to Face Trial

Source: The Morning Call

A New Jersey man who was busted allegedly cheating at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem by using sandpaper to mark cards will face the charges in Northampton County court.

Sefula Seji, 43, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday on 39 counts of committing a prohibited act related to gambling. He remains in Northampton County Prison under $75,000 bail.

State police said Seji, of Oak Ridge, allegedly used sandpaper to mark 39 cards on April 9 while playing poker at the casino.
AdvertisementWhile handling the cards, Seji would mark the back of them to identify their value, thus giving him an advantage when others were dealt the marked cards, according to court records.