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Man sought in $10-bill ploy

Staff reports

The money scheme suspect

STATELINE – A man who approached casino change workers on Aug. 2 with a scheme using a $10 bill to get more money is being sought by Douglas County authorities.

The man reportedly asked casino workers to change five $20 bills for a $100 bill. When given the $100 bill, he would quickly turn back to the worker with a $10 bill, claiming the person mistakenly short-changed him, said sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Britton.

In two cases, at Lakeside Inn and Horizon Casino Resort, the person was given the extra $90, Britton said.

The man is described as in his late 20s or early 30s with short hair. His height and weight description differed between the two incidents. In one case the man was listed as 5-feet, 8-inches tall and 150 pounds. In another incident he was described as 6-feet, 3-inches and 300 pounds.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call Britton at (775) 586-7275.

— Kings Beach

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There will be an informational workshop tonight at the Kings Beach Conference Center, 6:30 to 9 p.m., on Shorezone Alternative 6. The plan is one of six proposals by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on rules for Tahoe’s lakeshore area, called the shorezone.

The plan includes a proposal to ban boats from Emerald Bay for one day a weekend, in addition to allowances for 1,800 new buoys, 220 new private piers and 10 public piers.

The public may not make comments at this workshop, but written public comment will be accepted through Sept. 2. Send e-mail to or submit a comment in writing to P.O. Box 5310, Stateline, NV 89449.

Public comment may also be made at a public hearing held Wednesday at the TRPA’s Advisory Planning Commission meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Kings Beach Conference Center.

In addition, public hearings will be held at the Governing Board meeting on Aug. 24. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at TRPA offices at 128 Market Street, Stateline.