Two men in court over professionally facilitated fraud involving casino gaming chips

Two men will appear in court today charged with fraud offences following an investigation into professionally facilitated fraudulent activity at a Sydney casino.

In September 2019, the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad’s Casino and Racing Unit commenced an investigation under Strike Force Antree following reports of fraudulent activity between a casino gaming supervisor and a patron.

Following extensive inquiries, two men – aged 23 and 25 – were each issued Court Attendance Notices for 13 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception in December 2019.

Police will allege in court that the men – who are known to each other – used the younger man’s employment at the casino to facilitate an elaborate scheme and fraudulently obtain more than $90,000 worth of gaming chips in August 2019.

The pair are due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court today (Thursday 16 January 2020).

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Antree investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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