Man uses another’s gaming card |

Man uses another’s gaming card

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

A 56-year-old man who refused to give his identity was taken into custody for allegedly using another person’s Harveys Resort and Casino platinum card, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

Deputies had to use fingerprints to identify Carl Nelson who used three markers to obtain $1,500, the deputy said.

The man attempted to use a fourth marker to get $500, but was denied after he refused to identify himself. Authorities were called and Nelson said he represented the man whose card he was using. Deputies called the owner who said he did not know Nelson and wanted to press charges.

Nelson was being held at Douglas County Jail on $30,505 bail for forgery and obstructing an officer.

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