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Sports ticket writer arrested

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

A former employee at the sports book at Caesars Tahoe was arrested for writing more than 50 horse racing tickets and losing $23,000 in one day, authorities reported.

Rodney Preston Schilling, 32, of South Lake Tahoe, was arrested by the Nevada State of Gaming Control Board on July 29 when he reportedly told his supervisor of his illegal actions.

He wrote the tickets without paying and discovered he was down $23,000 at the end of his shift, a court file stated. After telling his supervisor of the shortage, he was taken into custody by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.



Jenny Sitts, supervisor at the control board, would not say what horse races he used the tickets for.

Caesars Tahoe deferred comments to law enforcement and Schilling would not return phone calls. It is unknown how long he worked at Caesars.



He was taken to Douglas County Jail on felony embezzlement charges at $25,000 bail and released on July 30.

Schilling is scheduled to appear at Tahoe Township Court in Douglas County on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m.


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