Combine cash, alcohol and playing and it may be a recipe for crime. Pennsylvania casinos, similar to casinos in each different state, have their justifiable share of it. In practically the entire cases that contain theft on on line casino property, violence, leaving a baby in a car and dishonest, the perpetrator lands on the Pennsylvania Gaming Management Board’s involuntary exclusion listing.
“And eye-in-the-sky is watching us all,” mentioned Sam “Ace” Rothstein within the film, On line casino.
Pennsylvania casinos, similar to casinos in each different state, have safety and cameras all over the place.
Pennsylvania involuntary Exclusion Checklist
People who find themselves being positioned on the involuntary exclusion listing by Pennsylvania Gaming Management Board are given thirty days discover to reply in the event that they want to seem/communicate on the listening to. If they’re positioned on the listing it doesn’t essentially imply a lifetime ban. They’ll apply to be faraway from the listing in 5 years.
There are presently about 1110 individuals on the involuntary exclusion listing in Pennsylvania. Their names, footage and causes for touchdown on the listing are listed on the Pennsylvania gaming Management Board’s web site. It’s the most of any state. Nevertheless, it doesn’t essentially imply a direct correlation of crooks to casinos. As of Oct. 2019 nobody is banned from casinos in New York.
*The next is an ongoing however not full listing of a few of the cases that precipitated individuals to be placed on Pennsylvania’s involuntary exclusion listing. It’s up to date every month after the PGCB assembly. Every month-to-month listening to the place this listing is sourced from will be considered on the PGCB web site and YouTube.*
2021 Pennsylvania On line casino Crime Log
Theophilus Berry allegedly left his eight-year-old daughter in his car whereas he went into Rivers On line casino Philadelphia and positioned sports activities bets. He was confronted by a Rivers safety and escorted again to his automobile. The kid was left alone for 20 minutes. He was completely evicted from Rivers and no expenses had been filed.
Mara Consolation tried to enter Rivers On line casino Pittsburgh however was denied entry as a result of she was visibly intoxicated. She refused to depart and have become verbally abusive. Whereas making an attempt to take away her from the property she spat on a on line casino worker and hit a Pennsylvania State Police particular person within the face. She was taken into custody and charged. She entered a negotiated responsible plea and is completely banned from Rivers.
Kenneth Czarnecki was noticed to be in possession of firearm ammunition whereas inside Reside! On line casino Pittsburgh. PSP found that along with ammo, he was in possession of a loaded firearm and a number of knives. He didn’t have a hid carry allow and was criminally charged. He was completely evicted.
Harry Stetson was concerned in an unlawful sports activities wagering operation in Allegheny and Westmoreland County. In consequence, he was criminally charged by the Workplace of the Legal professional Common for his function within the operation. Stetson pleaded responsible to 1 depend of conspiracy, a first- diploma misdemeanor, and one depend of partaking in pool promoting or bookmaking, additionally a first-degree misdemeanor.
Lorraine Carson hit 5 automobiles whereas making an attempt to exit Hollywood on line casino. She left the scene and was stopped on I-81 and charged with DUI, hit-and-run and different visitors offenses. Carson was on the self-excluded listing when she entered Hollywood On line casino and had three beers over the course of six-and-a-half hours. In response to prior experiences she was driving on solely three wheels when PSP stopped her.
Samy Hassan allegedly left his 11-year-old unattended in a car he performed at Wind Creek Bethlehem for 2 hours and 6 minutes. He was completely evicted from Wind Creek and no expenses had been filed.
Joseph Matlock precipitated a disruption within the Mount Ethereal resort foyer topped off by hime exposing himself. When he was taken into custody by PSP, he started to spit all over the place which precipitated him to be outfitted with a spit hood. He was charged with open lewdness and aggravated assault.
Travis Appleton bodily assaulted a desk video games supplier at Parx On line casino. When safety tried to restrain Appleton, he bought out of the restraint and continued assaulting the supplier till others stepped in. He left Parx and returned to the parking zone ninety minutes later the place he was arrested. He was charged with misdemeanor easy assault.
Dirrone Stansbury allegedly was verbally combative and made threatening statements to PSP and Rivers Philadelphia workers on the gaming flooring. He brandished brass knuckles and after being arrested continued making violent threats, broke a pc within the PSP workplace, uncovered himself and urinated within the workplace, as nicely.
Matthew Pietluck stole $3,000 in gaming cheques from a desk recreation at Parx On line casino whereas the supplier was engaged in her duties. Pietluck ran out of the on line casino earlier than he may very well be apprehended. He was criminally charged with felony theft and felony receiving stolen property, which stay pending presently.
Jameila Mack allegedly left her two youngsters, ages 12 and 5, unattended in her car for 2 hours whereas she gamed at Harrah’s Philadelphia On line casino. She was completely evicted from Harrah’s Philadelphia.
Ashley Mejia, also called Ashley Brosius, whereas employed as VIP coordinator at Mount Ethereal On line casino Resort, engaged in a scheme to supply free play to a different particular person, which that particular person was not entitled to obtain. In trade for this free play, Mejia obtained money funds. She was charged by the USA Legal professional’s Workplace for the Center District of Pennsylvania. And in 2019, her responsible plea to 1 depend of conspiracy to commit cash laundering was accepted by the Federal District Courtroom.
Shawn Henrich allegedly left his ten-year-old youngster in a car within the Rivers On line casino Pittsburgh parking storage for about 14 minutes whereas he gambled inside. He was taken into custody on unrelated expenses on the time of the incident. Henrich was completely evicted from Rivers On line casino Pittsburgh.
Abdul Mubdi was at Rivers On line casino Pittsburgh at a craps desk when a desk video games supplier knowledgeable him that to stay on the on line casino flooring, he needed to put on his face masks appropriately. Mubdi allegedly then cursed and spoke rudely to the supplier. When advised such language wouldn’t be tolerated, he once more swore on the supplier and threatened to overturn gaming tables. PSP arrived and escorted him to the on-site barracks the place they realized that there was an energetic arrest warrant for him. Rivers issued a lifetime ban to Mubdi previous to his transportation to the Allegheny County Jail.
In the course of the jail consumption course of, 14 baggies of cocaine and one baggie of marijuana had been discovered on his particular person. PSP moreover charged him with possession with intent to ship, two counts of possession of contraband, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving beneath the affect – or driving with a DUI suspended license. These expenses are pending within the Allegheny Courtroom of Widespread Pleas.
Frank Pasquino was concerned in an unlawful sports activities wagering operation in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties. In consequence, he was criminally charged by the Workplace of Legal professional Common for his function within the operation. Pasquino pled responsible to 1 depend of arrange of lottery or numbers recreation, a primary diploma misdemeanor.
Michael Harper allegedly left his two youngsters, ages 4 and two. in a automobile on the Rivers On line casino Philadelphia parking zone when he went into the on line casino to put a sports activities guess.The 2 youngsters had been unsupervised for about half-hour. Harper was not criminally charged however was completely evicted from the property.
A group of people participated in a check-cashing scheme that affected quite a few casinos on the East coast. Three of these casinos had been in Pennsylvania and included Rivers Pittsburgh, Rivers Philadelphia, and Presque Isle Downs.
The suspects had obtained beginning certificates and Social Safety numbers of different people and used that data to acquire driver’s licenses, open checking accounts, and procure gamers’ membership playing cards in different particular person’s names. They might then go to casinos and withdraw cash by digital money companies and shut the related checking accounts earlier than the fraudulent exercise was detected and the cash may very well be recovered. The suspects efficiently conspired to money fraudulent checks at casinos alongside the East Coast from Could of 2014 to February of 2017.
Mohammed Ahmed cheated by pinching his wager at the very least 31 instances whereas enjoying Blackjack at Mount Ethereal On line casino. He was completely evicted from Mount Ethereal and criminally charged.
Hykeem Sessoms kidnapped an 84-year-old lady within the parking storage of Wind Creek Bethlehem On line casino and compelled her to depart the property in order that he might rob her. Sessoms was charged with a lot of felony offenses, together with theft and kidnapping, for his actions.
2020 Pennsylvania On line casino Crime Log
Sabas Morales Guerrero allegedly left a nine-year-old youngster unattended on the market on the Wind Creek Bethlehem On line casino whereas he went to the on line casino flooring and performed a slot machine. The minor was unattended for about six minutes earlier than safety arrived. 5 months later Guerrero allegedly left his youngster unattended within the bus foyer whereas he entered the on line casino flooring Mount Ethereal On line casino and proceeded to play slot machines. The minor was unattended for about 9 minutes earlier than safety arrived in that incident. Guerrero was not criminally charged for his actions in both incident, nonetheless, he has been completely evicted from each Wind Creek and Mount Ethereal.
Kenneth Wilson reached right into a chip rack at Rivers Philadelphia and stole $220 in gaming chips. He returned to the on line casino and cashed within the chips, at which era he was apprehended by police. Wilson was completely evicted from Rivers Philadelphia and criminally charged for his actions.
Christi Brockington allegedly left two youngsters, ages eight and ten, unattended in her car for one hour whereas she gambled inside Rivers On line casino Philadelphia. Brockington was completely evicted by Rivers Philadelphia.
Jackeline Brown stole a handbag of one other patron, tried to steal the purse of a second patron and was in possession of stolen objects and managed harmful substances, all of which occurred whereas she patronized Mount Ethereal On line casino. Brown was criminally charged by the PSP and completely evicted by Mount Ethereal.
Brian Guinn allegedly left a seven-year-old youngster unattended on a bench within the vestibule of Rivers Philadelphia whereas gambled. He additionally disrupted gaming operations at Rivers Philadelphia on a number of previous events. He was beforehand completely evicted by Rivers Philadelphia and has violated the eviction ban on a number of events.
Priscilla Morales allegedly left two youngsters, ages 4 and 5, unattended in her car whereas she gambled inside Rivers Philadelphia for 12 minutes. She was completely evicted by Rivers Philadelphia.
Alonzo Oliver-Tucker stole $14,000 in gaming chips from the Blackjack desk float inside Rivers Philadelphia. Tucker was arrested and criminally charged by the PSP.
Amanda Roberts allegedly left a four-year-old youngster unattended in her car for 29 minutes whereas she gambled inside Harrah’s Philadelphia. She was completely evicted by Harrah’s Philadelphia.
Milady Borda left her three youngsters, ages eight, three and one, within the parking zone of Wind Creek Bethlehem whereas she went contained in the on line casino and gamed for over two hours. The temperature that day was a mean of 79 levels. Borda was charged with two felony counts of endangering the welfare of youngsters and one misdemeanor depend of endangering the welfare of youngsters.
Abayomi Ademigoke dedicated a complete of at the very least 70 thefts which totaled $1,510. The thefts had been dedicated at 4 casinos in 4 states together with PA. Ademigoke has been completely evicted from licensed casinos and criminally charged by the PSP for his unlawful conduct.
Bryce Flowers arrived within the parking storage of Rivers Pittsburgh driving a stolen car. When confronted by Rivers Pittsburgh safety and Pennsylvania State Police within the Rivers Pittsburgh parking storage, he tried to hit PSP officers with the automobile whereas fleeing the storage. He was arrested and criminally charged.
Not on the PGCB docket this month, however a headline-making crime at a PA on line casino:
Zachery Ian Winters dropped a plastic bag containing 33 grams of methamphetamine, a telephone and a digital scale on the on line casino flooring of the Wind Creek On line casino in Bethlehem, PSP reported. In response to Lehigh Valley Reside, expenses included possession with intent to ship a managed substance, possession of a managed substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Farid Brown reached right into a chip rack at Harrah’s On line casino Philadelphia and stole $6,000 value of gaming chips, then efficiently exited the on line casino. Later that very same day, Davon McCallum tried to money within the stolen gaming chips at Harrah’s Philadelphia. On account of their actions, each McCallum and Brown had been criminally charged and each had been completely evicted.
Russell Giles bought Oxycodone on the on line casino flooring at Parx. He was criminally charged by the PSP.
Robin Gruver allegedly left two youngsters, ages 10 and 12, unattended in a car within the Mohegan Solar parking zone for about one hour and 50 minutes whereas she engaged in gambled inside.
Christopher Merrick allegedly conspired with a Mohegan Solar Pocono worker to acquire Gamers’ Membership Playing cards that had been fraudulently registered to different people’ participant accounts. Merrick then uploaded the free slot play onto the slot machines to be able to convert the free slot play into money.
Matthew Druker and Rebecca Druker allegedly left their one-year-old unattended of their car for thirty minutes within the parking zone at Valley Forge On line casino in March 2019. They had been charged with endangering the welfare of a kid and different expenses. Matthew Druker was additionally charged with two counts of intentional possession of a managed substance by an individual not registered and three counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, each misdemeanors.
Geraldine Pendleton allegedly left her two grandchildren, ages 5 and three, unattended in a resort room whereas she gambled at Mohegan Solar On line casino. The kids had been left unattended for about two hours.
Michelle Cedoz allegedly left her five-year-old nephew unattended in a car within the parking zone of Presque Isle Downs and On line casino for about quarter-hour whereas she entered the on line casino and gamed on the slot machines.
Manuela Zingarelli, an worker at Rivers Philadelphia (then Sugarhouse), allegedly stole a complete of $700 from the cashier’s cage and $100 from clients.
Maurice Bean and Takemia Kelly allegedly left two youngsters, a one-year-old and a three-year-old, alone in a car within the parking zone of Rivers On line casino Philadelphia. The pair had been contained in the on line casino for 13 minutes the place they cashed in $33 of roulette chips.
Jamar Kinder left his two-year-old unattended in a car within the Harrah’s On line casino Parking zone for 13 minutes. He cashed out a guess slip on the sportsbook and ordered a drink on the bar. He was completely evicted from Harrah’s and charged with endangering the welfare of a kid and disorderly conduct.
2019 Pennsylvania On line casino Crime Log
Charles Thomas allegedly left his nine-year-old youngster unattended in his car whereas he redeemed a Sportsbook ticket at Rivers On line casino Pittsburgh. The kid was left unattended for about 17 minutes earlier than being found by safety. Thomas was completely evicted from Rivers.
Ryan Reynolds (not the actor) assaulted a patron at The Meadows Racetrack & On line casino when he punched a patron within the face, knocking him unconscious. In consequence, the nightclub needed to be evacuated and safety sources diverted to be able to render emergency medical help to the sufferer. Reynolds was criminally charged and finally pled responsible to easy assault and he was issued a one-year ban.
Justin Pendleton left his two youngsters, ages 5 and three, unattended in a resort room whereas he gamed at Mohegan Solar On line casino. The kids had been left unattended for about two hours. Pendleton was criminally charged.
Andrew Mapp allegedly reached throughout the gaming desk and was capable of seize $6,000 value of chips and run out of SugarHouse with these gaming chips.
Julie Renald entered a car within the Rivers On line casino parking storage, bought a firearm and fired a shot towards the ceiling. When the gun was fired, there have been patrons of the on line casino within the neighborhood and the matter was reported by a patron to safety. Renaldi was charged and pled responsible to disorderly conduct and an illegal discharge of a firearm in relation to the incident
Natalia Vilnius and Sairhei Kazialefski allegedly tried to enter Parx On line casino with a ten-year-old youngster however had been turned away by safety. The 2 people and the kid entered their car and Vilnius and Kazialefski exited, leaving the kid within the car and returned to the on line casino, the place they gamed at slot machines for about 21 minutes.
Frank Savage allegedly left his eight-year-old youngster unattended within the parking zone at SugarHouse On line casino for about 24 minutes whereas he entered the on line casino and gambled. He was issued a everlasting eviction by SugarHouse for his conduct.
Nicole Jones left her two youngsters, ages 5 and three, unattended in a resort room whereas she gamed on the Sands On line casino. The kids had been left unattended for about 2 hours and 42 minutes earlier than they had been found wandering the resort hallway. Jones was charged by Bethlehem Police.
Sean Owens allegedly left seven youngsters, ages two years outdated by ten years outdated, unattended in his car within the parking zone for about quarter-hour whereas he gambled inside SugarHouse On line casino. He was formally evicted from SugarHouse On line casino.
Lescarr Blizzard reached inside the primary cage at Harrah’s On line casino Philadelphia and took $60 from a tip jar. He then pulled a ski masks over his face and left the on line casino. He was later arrested by the PSP and criminally charged.
Nicole Inks left a ten-year-old alone in a car at Rivers On line casino Philadelphia for seven-and-a-half hours whereas she gambled. Throughout that point she eliminated two gaming vouchers from slot machines which didn’t belong to her. She was banned for all times from Rivers and charged by the PSP for endangering the welfare of a kid.
Rose Melina allegedly left her 13-year-old grandson unattended in her car whereas playing at Harrah’s Philadelphia On line casino. Harrah’s Philadelphia completely evicted Melina.
Canh Phung allegedly left two youngsters, ages eight and one, unattended in his car on the SugarHouse parking zone for about half-hour whereas he gambled inside.
Chew Siew was noticed ingesting cocaine whereas on the gaming flooring at Sands On line casino. Siew was criminally charged and pled responsible to make use of or possession of drug paraphernalia.
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