A former tribal casino employee has been charged with embezzlement by Federal prosecutors in a scheme involving fake “players cards” at a northeast Kansas casino.
On Tuesday, a criminal complaint was filed that charges 32-year-old Wetmore resident, Donald M. Collins, with one count of embezzling tribal funds. At the time of the alleged crime, Collins was employed by the Sac and Fox Casino in Powhatten as a players club manager, according to the Associated Press and local media. The casino is owned and operated by the Sac and Fox Nation of Kansas and Nebraska.
Collins is accused of making counterfeit cards that allow the holder to play various casino games. The value of the fake cards allegedly made by Collins is approximately $13,326. Prosecutors allege that people using the counterfeit cards fraudulently won approximately $17,443. A summons was issued to Collins to appear in federal court in Wichita on February 24.
Not to be confused, currently there are three federally recognized Sac and Fox tribes, they consist of; the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska, located in southeastern Richardson County, Nebraska and northeastern Brown County, Kansas, with tribal headquarters in Reserve, Kansas, who won the Sac and Fox Casino in Powhatten; the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma, which operates its own housing authority in Shawnee, Oklahoma, more than a dozen smoke shops, and two casinos including, the Sac and Fox Nation Casino Shawnee and the Sac and Fox Nation Casino Stroud. The latter features a live entertainment venue, the Center Sky Stage, and the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, who prefer to be called the Mesquaki. They are the only federally recognized tribe in Iowa.