Fraud, Forgery, Cheating Incidents Alleged in Valley Forge

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Alleged offenses at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, in two separate and seemingly unrelated incidents, were reported Monday (July 4, 2022) by Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack. Suspects are being sought in one case, involving fraud and forgery; a suspect was cited in the second, for theft of services, troopers said.

Alleged fraud and forgery

Troopers, working on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement, said they are continuing an investigation begun Saturday (July 2) at 1 a.m. when an employee at the casino, 1160 First Ave., discovered a counterfeit chip valued at $100 mixed in “with legitimate chips,” according to their report.

“The chip was removed from circulation and turned over” to state police, it added. “Surveillance footage could not immediately determine who passed the counterfeit chip,” troopers stated.

Alleged theft of services

A 61-year-old Norristown man was cited by troopers June 29 (Wednesday) at 10:30 p.m. for stealing “entertainment services at a gaming table,” they said. The man, who was playing “pai gow,” changed his tiles during the game “causing a push instead of losing,” their report claimed.

The man “has no cheating history” with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, according to troopers. He additionally paid restitution “in full,” they said.

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