Two former employees of the Valley Forge Casino and Resort have admitted to stealing more than $40,000 from the King of Prussia, Pennsylvania facility over approximately three years.

After pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit theft and theft by deception in connection with incidents that took place between March 2011 and December 2013, the former hotel credit manager at the resort, Kelly A. Weir, 47, of Lower Pottsgrove, was sentenced to seven years’ probation and 72 hours of community service. Weir was also ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution to the resort by Montgomery County Court Judge Garrett D. Page, who accepted a plea agreement in the case, according to The Times Herald.

The former convention services manager at the resort, Hung T. Nguyen, 58, of Trappe, also pled guilty to conspiracy-related charges and theft, was sentenced to seven years’ probation, was ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to the casino, and perform 72 hours of community service.

Weir, who had worked at the resort for approximately 27 years, and Nguyen, were banned from the casino by the judge as conditions of their sentences. If at the end of five years Nguyen and Weir have paid their restitution in full and successfully completed all other sentence requirements, prosecutors will consider terminating the probationary periods, according to court papers.

According to court documents, an investigation began when Upper Merion detectives were contacted by resort officials in 2014 and Weir was reported fired for “misappropriation of funds” in the amount of $5,793. The funds were allegedly taken from cash bar events held at the resort between December 28 and 31 of 2013. In the arrest affidavit Upper Merion Detective Steven E. Geckle alleged, “They had found that Weir took funds she collected while assisting on New Year’s Eve at Deuces Wild, after she convinced a beverage supervisor to drop cash from the bar events to a drop safe, which she controlled access to.”

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