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Macao police arrest croupier suspected of stealing gaming chips
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2007-12-19 15:40
A Macao croupier and his suspected accomplice allegedly stealing four 10,000-HK-dollar (1,282 U.S. dollars) gaming chips from a local casino and many more before were detained by the Judiciary Police (PJ), The Macao Post Daily reported on Wednesday.

The two suspects are aged 21 and 20 years respectively, and the croupier, surnamed Chan, was detained on Tuesday when he was stillon duty at the casino, according to the report.

The police received information at about 5 a.m. on Tuesday from a casino company that one of its croupiers was suspected of having stolen a number of gaming chips with the help of a gambler, the daily quoted a PJ spokesman as saying. He added that 40,000 HK dollars (5,126 dollars) in cash had been found on the suspected accomplice when he was taken into custody.

The suspect allegedly committed the crime by putting the four chips on the gaming table, which allowed his accomplice, disguised as a gambler, to pocket them.

The duo, who were also suspected of having stolen a number of such gaming chips from the same casino last month, have been passed to the Public Prosecution for further investigations and possible arraignment on larceny charges, according to the report.

Source:Xinhuanet 
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