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Con Man Relieves Vegas Casino of $1 Million
Vegas is no stranger to casino players and winners, but it’s no stranger to criminals as well. Big casino brands have been robbed countless times and they’re still at risk of being targeted by criminals.
The Circa Hotel & Casino was recently robbed of over a million dollars. A con man called the resort multiple times and managed to rob the casino. After he was arrested by the police, a better part of the sum was returned, and the man was jailed.
The Conman Was Apprehended by the Police
Conmen are always looking for the next score and they saw one in Circa Hotel & Casino. Considering the number of people visiting the place, the conman devised a simple, but effective scheme to earn some money.
The con man in question is Erik Gutierrez, and he decided to call the casino and present himself as the owner. He then proceeded to tell the official that he needed to make emergency payments to the fire department. Erik managed to do so 4 times, and he stole $314,000, $500,000, and $350,000 respectively. Additional smaller deposits lumped up the sum to a staggering $1,700,000.
The casino supervisor needed to meet the owner to give him the payments multiple times. Once the police got down to work, they tailed her vehicle to the scene. Then they stopped and searched the vehicle Erik came with. It was a different one every time and no money was found.
The Metro Police got a search warrant and entered Erik’s home where they found $850,000. The money was bundled in a big bag with the casino’s logo on it. The rest of the sum is assumed to have been given to Erik’s accomplice or accomplices. It didn’t take long for the police to arrest him and put him behind bars.
The Circa Casino & Hotel supervisor and officials were relieved that the con man was caught and that some of the money was recovered. In the end, justice was served thanks to the efficient work of the Metro Police.
A 23-year-old conman, Erik Gutierrez decided on calling Circa Casino & Hotel in Vegas and present himself as the owner. Under the pretense of needing emergency payments for the fire department, he stole $1,700,000 but was eventually caught as the police tailed him and found a portion of the money at his home. The police are still searching for the rest of it.