1 million from casinos here through a fake check scheme.
The attorney general’s office said the suspects allegedly Casino exchanged fake bank checks for gaming chips at five casinos between Aug. 26 and Aug. 28.
Three of the casinos — Borgata, Caesars and Ocean — lost $284,000 each from the program, the agency said in a statement Thursday.
The Golden Nugget and Hard Rock casinos each lost $134,000.
Caesars is one of five Atlantic City casinos that lost more than $1 million in a fake check scheme, the attorney general’s office said Thursday.
“Defendants were found to have executed a complex financial scheme involving multiple casinos and fraudulent checks for more than a million dollars,” Acting Attorney General Andrew Brook said in announcing the charges in the case on Thursday.
The suspects allegedly presented each casino with two fake checks, one for $150,000 and the other for $134,000. The checks appear to be from TD Bank and Bank of America.
Hard Rock’s losses were lower because it rejected a check for $150,000. Golden Nugget reduced its exposure by telling the suspect she could only get incremental amounts through a check for $134,000.
One suspect, Zhang Qingtao, 53, was detained in Amsterdam earlier this month.
Investigators are still looking for Zhang Xiuhuan, 65; Liu Shuai, 30; Cai Peng, 33; and Senge, 29.
Others are under investigation, the prosecutor’s office said.
The indictment charges the suspects with conspiracy, fraudulent theft and attempted fraudulent theft.
These allegations are just allegations. No one has been convicted in the case.
Jim Walsh covers public safety, economic development and other news for The Courier-Post, Burlington County Times and Daily Journal.
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