Troopers Investigate Alleged Phony at Casino Cage
KING OF PRUSSIA PA – A 65-year-old Maryland woman, now under investigation for attempting to pass allegedly counterfeit money, reportedly tendered a phony bill to people who spend hours daily counting out big amounts of real cash.
Theft charges are being considered against the suspect, identified as a Germantown MD resident, according to a Tuesday (Aug. 24, 2021) public information release from Pennsylvania State Police at its Troop K Barracks in Skippack PA.
Troopers claim the woman “attempted to exchange” a counterfeit $20 bill at a cashier cage in the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia, on Sunday (Aug. 22) at 10:35 p.m. Casino personnel suspected the paper to be less than authentic and “confiscated” it, their report stated. Casino security officers, in turn, contacted state police.
There is no indication the suspect has been arrested. Troopers said their review of the case is continuing. Listed as the victim in their report is the U.S. Secret Service.
In other news distributed from Troop K:
Troopers are looking for a suspect in a potential drug possession incident that occurred Aug. 18 (Wednesday) at 7:18 p.m. at the casino.
They report an individual was seated at a game on the casino floor when two items fell from his or her (the release was not specific) pocket. The items were said to consist of “blue packaging” that “contained an unknown substance.”
The packages remained on the floor, apparently after the suspect moved on, and later were found by members of the casino security force. They were turned over to troopers working on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement, who are still investigating the matter.
Charged with trespassing
Two individuals, in separate and unrelated incidents, have been charged by troopers with trespassing after they were found to be on the casino floor after they earlier permanently evicted from the property. They were:
- A 37-year-old Lansdale man, arrested Aug. 19 at 5 p.m., and
- A 53-year-old Philadelphia man, arrested Monday (Aug. 23) at 10:45 p.m.