A former dealer at Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa has been jailed for more than 20 months after stealing SG$124,000 (US$89,000) worth of casino chips over the course of two months in 2019.
The Straits Times reports that 25-year-old Malaysian man Yeoh Zhong Cheng stole the chips in June and July 2019, around two years after first starting work as a dealer, by skimming SG$1,000 chips off the float and slipping them into his shirt. He would then hide them in his locker during breaks before having his brother and a friend cash them in at a later date.
He was eventually caught after surveillance observed him pocketing three chips while dealing baccarat on 12 July 2019.
In total, Yeoh – who stole the money to pay off debts to unlicensed moneylenders was found to have stolen 124 chips worth SG$1,000 each of which around SG$65,000 was handed to his friend and brother to cash in. Only three of the chips have been recovered.
Yeoh plead guilty to one charge of criminal breach of trust and also admitted to abetting, for which he could have been jailed for a total of 35 years.