Sunday, May 11, 2008

No Leads To Thief Of $100,000 Chip Theft Stolen From Crown Casino

Someone has stolen a $100,000 gaming chip was stolen from the Crown Casino. According to the reports the thief stole the chip in one of the more secure areas of the casino. Over 50 employees of the casino were interviewed and hours of security footage were analyzed – but the police were not able to turn up any leads.

The Victoria Police department believes that the thief might have been someone who is familiar with the workings of the casino a how everything is set up. This means that only a member of the staff would have been able to swipe the chip at the right time without getting caught.

The police reported to the Sunday Herald Sun that the $100,000 chip was stolen out of a cupboard in the counting room – which is one of the areas that has the most security within the whole casino besides the casino floor.

Close to 80 people have access to the counting room and over a dozen were interviewed to determine what had happened. The theft was first reported to the police back in 2006 and despite thorough investigation they have been unable to reveal any leads.

Gary O’Neill – the spokesman for the Casino confirmed this week that the casino was indeed down $100,000. "It is an on going investigation by police, we will leave it up to them," he said. "We are co-operating and continue to co-operate with the police. It is a police investigation, which is still open.

"Since the incident the casino has spent time and money to install better security cameras. "The existing cameras didn't capture anything. A couple of the cameras passed over the floor (where the theft happened) but they didn't show anything," stated a source."Obviously it was someone on the inside. But short of anyone coming forward, the police don't have anything to solve it. It appears to have been an isolated incident."