In Louisiana, state police have reportedly arrested a local man and woman accused of partnering with a craps dealer in order to cheat at a suburban New Orleans casino owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation.
According to a report from The Times-Picayune newspaper, Kevin Gray and Josekeitha White were charged on Monday with a theft valued at between $500 and $5,000, cheating for an amount over $500 and conspiracy to cheat and swindle for in excess of $500.
The newspaper reported that the 36-year-olds from the nearby town of LaPlace are alleged to have partnered with craps dealer Anthony Thompson at the riverboat Treasure Chest Casino in Jefferson Parish to claim false wins and steal approximately $2,800.
“They didn’t put any money down and would get a payout,” Melissa Matey from the Louisiana State Police told The Time-Picayune. “They would lose and still get a payout.”
The newspaper reported that investigators determined that the pair had played at 49-year-old Thompson’s table more than 70 times during a two-week period and had hoped to avoid detection by placing small wagers of only $10 to $20.
However, Kenner was reportedly arrested on February 27 after a surveillance supervisor at the Kenner casino contacted the Louisiana State Police while Gray and White were booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna on May 22 before being released on Tuesday pending trial on bonds of $15,000.