London Croupier Caught Stealing Chips Using SocksPublished January 22, 2016 by Elana K
A croupier at Cromwell Mint Casino was caught hiding chips in his sock; he was immediately fired and reported to the police.
A croupier at Cromwell Mint, a prominent casino in London, was fired last month after he was caught stealing chips and hiding them in his socks. Apparently, the croupier had been stealing for months, dropping the chips into a false pocket in his pants that fed into his socks via a tube. He then reportedly passed the chips onto a female accomplice during his cigarette break, who passed it on to a third accomplice who cashed in the chips a few days later.
When the casino discovered that the croupier had been stealing, he was immediately fired and the police called. However he wasn’t arrested, he only received a warning. Police, however, did find approximately £12,000 in cash when they searched the croupier’s apartment.
The last recorded case of casino theft in Britain was six years, ago, when a worker was caught stealing chips - this time by stuffing them into his socks - at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London.
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