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Casino Cheat Couple use myChoice Card to Swipe $320,000 from Missouri Casino
Daniel and Eileen Sheldon stumbled across
quite a glitch in
the River City Casino computer system while tracking their
casino rewards via their myChoice card. They figured out that they could
download unearned winnings and then simply withdraw the ill-gotten cash from
During a three month period late in
2014, the pair allegedly downloaded false winnings from their myChoice card
more than four thousand times!
That is a big number!
The total take was some $320,000.
The wife told police that she
discovered the glitch in the River City Casino computer system quite by
accident. Then she told her hubby and the pair decided to have a big myChoice
party at the St. Louis casino. How exactly they were discovered has not been
revealed, though there was sufficient evidence to charge both with crimes, each
with significant bail bonds of $100,000.
My take: Although this type of
computer-glitch-discovery-turned-into-illicit- profits is quite common across
the financial world, it seems to occur more often in casinos than in banks or
other institutions that deal with cash.
My book, AMERICAN ROULETTE (St. Martin's Press), tells the true story of my twenty-five years as a professional casino cheater. Upon arriving in Las Vegas, in my early twenties, I supported myself solely through legitimate gambling. However, I soon found myself broke and homeless, living under a highway overpass. I eventually sought gainful employment in the only industry I had knowledge of, becoming a Blackjack and Baccarat dealer. Armed with experience on both sides of the tables, my mentor to be, Joe Classon taught the ways of a professional casino cheater.
Although retired, I keep up on the various cons and scams that law enforcement is largely unable to adequately police.