Sydney, Australia – Two men in Sydney, Australia, aged 23 and 25 are to face ‘Downing Centre Local Court’ over accusations of casino fraud in the region of $90,000 in casino chips.
A casino worker and another person are accused of scamming a casino out of $90k in what police are describing as ‘professionally facilitated fraudulent activity’.
Sydney’s Crime Squad are reported to have been investigating the pair since September 2019 following reports of a potential scam ‘between a casino gaming supervisor and a patron’.
A statement from New South Wales Police Force said:
“Police will allege in court that the men – who are known to each other – used the younger man’s employment at the casino to facilitate an elaborate scheme and fraudulently obtain more than $90,000 worth of gaming chips in August 2019”.
The charges include 13 counts each of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception and carries a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment.
A study in 2008 estimated that billions of dollars may have been lost to gambling scams in Australia and fraudulent activity generally last for less than one year.
The majority of offenders that were prosecuted for their involvement in gambling scams were male between the ages of 31 and 50.