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Four men arrested for $13k casino theft scheme

8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago September 28, 2016 Sep 28, 2016 Wednesday, September 28 2016 September 28, 2016 8:45 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
Image via: Louisiana State Police

BATON ROUGE – Investigators with the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division arrested four men suspected of a theft scheme that left an area casino out of $13,000.

The arrests were the result of an investigation into a group who were manipulating the roulette game to steal casino chips. In December 2015, investigators were contacted by casino staff of a patron trying to enter the casino floor. The patron was previously seen cheating at the roulette table on June 30, 2015. The man was identified as 31-year-old Emiliano Jaquez-Rodriguez.

In June Jaquez-Rodriguez and a group of men, known to police for traveling the country cheating and stealing from casino, instigated a chip stealing scam at the roulette tables. The men would steal chips from the tables and then cash them out for profit. Jaquez-Rodriguez left the casino before investigators could confront him regarding the scheme.

Investigators were able to identify 29-year-old Erit X. Cabrera, 29-year-old Ronny J. Dominguez , 28-year-old Edward Calletano, and 38-year-old Joe Diaz. Warrants were signed through the 19th Judicial District Court charging all five individuals with criminal conspiracy.

The men were arrested on the following dates:
Cabrera was located and arrested in Sandusky, OH and returned to LA for booking on February 18th

Dominguez was located and arrested in New Ark, NJ and returned to LA for booking on May 20th

Jaquez-Rodriguez was located and arrested in Sandusky, OH and returned to LA for booking on Sept. 22nd

Calletano was located and arrested in Queens, NY and returned to LA for booking on September 27th

Diaz has active warrants and is still at large at this time

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