Two employees at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack face up to seven years in prison after they were charged with generating and distributing between 70 and 200 fraudulent casino player cards, all of which were worth $100 in casino credit, over a seven week period.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown identified the two employees as Moises Jones, who lived in the Bronx and Rolanda Roberts, of Brooklyn.
Jones and Roberts were charged, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, with one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, 24 counts of second-degree forgery, 24 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, 24 counts of first-degree falsifying business records and 24 counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Jones was ordered held on $5,000 bail and Roberts was released on her own recognizance. Both are set to return to court on Mar. 9.
According to the district attorney, that at least 71 falsified casino player cards were made using Jones’ designated employee access code. It is also alleged that Jones told casino authorities that he had been faking player cards for the past month, netting about $2,000 in profit. Jones also told them he’d made about 50 to 200 accounts, and that Roberts handed out the cards to casino customers. While Roberts was being arrested, casino authorities allegedly recovered 24 of the fake cards from her.
Roberts allegedly told authorities that Jones created the fake accounts and gave her about 100 to 125 cards to hand out to a group of people.
In connection with those arrests, police also arrested two casino players who used the fake cards.
On Monday, Feb. 20, Sonny Vlado and Richard Ulado, both from Brooklyn, were arraigned on criminal complaints, charging them with one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, one count of petit larceny and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. They both also face up to seven years in prison and are ordered to return to court on Mar. 12.
According to the district attorney, the charges say that Vlado and Ulado used seven different fake player cards at the casino between 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 and 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 19. It is alleged that all the cards used did not have Vlado or Ulado’s names on them and were imprinted with fake names that were not authorized by the casino to get player cards.