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Alleged scam involves video game vouchers

A Harrah’s employee was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of embezzlement, conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property and circulating a forged instrument, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The employee allegedly helped three of his friends redeem false video game vouchers over a one-year period.

A second suspect was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property, circulating a forged instrument and grand larceny. The third suspect was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, burglary and circulating a forged instrument.



The fourth suspect was not present with the others at the time of their arrests. A warrant for his arrest has been requested.

Investigators found that the employee was giving video arcade vouchers to three of his friends to redeem for prizes such as Nintendo units, PlayStation games, video games or Wii gaming devices, said sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Halsey.



The total amount of monetary loss was not immediately known, because the crimes had been occurring over the course of about a year, but preliminary estimates are between $800 and $1,000, Halsey said. The investigation is ongoing.

Three of the men were booked at the Douglas County lake jail. The fourth suspect is expected to be charged with conspiracy, burglary and circulating a forged instrument.


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