Troopers: Area Man Should Have Returned That Benjamin

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – A 64-year-old Collegeville man has been arrested by Pennsylvania State Police for allegedly failing to return money that wasn’t his, according to a report released Thursday (May 12, 2022) from its Troop K Barracks in Skippack. He’s been charged with theft of lost or mislaid property, it stated.

Troopers, working on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave., said a 54-year-old Coatesville woman was walking on the casino floor May 4 (Wednesday) at 10:23 p.m. when she dropped a $100 bill, apparently without noticing.

The Collegeville man “picked up” the bill “immediately after the victim dropped it, and walked away,” troopers alleged. “He was taken into custody and processed for the incident,” they added. Charges were expected to be filed in the appropriate magisterial district court, the report noted.

Trespassing arrests

In separate and unrelated incidents, troopers reported issuing citations to two individuals charged with trespass in the casino. They include:

  • A 59-year-old Phoenixville man, cited Wednesday (May 11) at 3 p.m. for criminal trespass, after he previously was barred from the premises; and
  • A 46-year-old Glen Mills man, cited Sunday (May 8) at 11:29 p.m., for defiant trespass after he had been permanently evicted from the casino in April.

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