High-roller of Australian Casino Stole Chips Worth ,600 from the Player
38-year-old Gunawan Akay to have grabbed 25 chips each valued at about $3,860 from a baccarat table in the Victoria casino’s exclusive Maple Room on December 23 before running for the doors.
Then Akay successfully made it outside with his pilfered chips and subsequently fled the 17 miles to his home in the Melbourne suburb of Caroline Springs but was soon identified via the casino’s security cameras.
The gambler, who had been a gold-class member at the Crown Casino And Entertainment Complex and had allegedly lost thousands of dollars just before the theft, was arrested four days later after agreeing to meet with detectives from the Melbourne Criminal Investigation Unit.
Akay admited the theft and as a result he was subsequently bailed to appear at a sentencing hearing in July.