In Macau, a court has ordered a former casino cage manager for junket operator Dore Entertainment Company Limited to repay $12.9 million she allegedly stole from a VIP room at the Wynn Resort Casino Macau in September of 2015.

According to a report from GGRAsia, Macau’s Court Of First Instance additionally instructed the past employee identified as Chao Ioc Mei to shell out annual interest on the pilfered amount of 6% and contribute towards other costs.

The court declared that Chao could use any lawfully held resources as collateral on the due amount while giving her up to 30 days to file an appeal, after which she must begin re-payments within 20 days or face the seizure of her assets.

However, GGRAsia reported that the court also admitted that it did not know Chao’s current whereabouts and could not be certain if she would be informed of its ruling in a timely manner.

In its action, Dore Entertainment Company Limited alleged that Chao had “used her power” at the venue operated by Wynn Resorts Limited subsidiary Wynn Macau Limited to “conduct unauthorized actions without the company’s knowledge” while local police have reportedly put the current amount owed to investors in the junket operator’s cage operations at around $42.5 million.

Multiple people describing themselves as investors in the VIP junket operator have since demanded to be allowed to withdraw cash they deposited with the firm while Wynn Macau Limited revealed in August that it was facing “several lawsuits” from “individuals who claim to be investors in or persons with credit in accounts maintained by Dore Entertainment Company Limited”.

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