Crime & Courts

Former tribal casino employee pleads guilty to embezzlement

A former tribal casino employee who counterfeited player club cards and loaded them with free play for himself and his friends pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzlement, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Donald M. Collins, 32, of Wetmore was working as a Players Club Representative for the Sac and Fox Casino, which is owned by the Sac and Fox Nation of Kansas and Nebraska, when he made the fake cards and put unearned free play on them, Grissom said. He and others played the cards, generating winnings and a total loss to the casino of $30,766.

Collins is scheduled for sentencing July 7. He faces up to five years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

He pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization, Grissom said.

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