A Bethlehem man is accused of utilizing stolen bank cards from a Wind Creek On line casino visitor for on-line playing.
Police have prices Victor Manuel Mariera, 41, of the 1100 block of Dover Lane.
A Pennsylvania State Police trooper assigned to the Bureau of Gaming Enforcement at Wind Creek On line casino in Bethlehem obtained a theft report on April 7 from the on line casino’s safety supervisor. The supervisor reported the theft occurred at 12:46 a.m. April 7 when a feminine sufferer who makes use of a wheelchair was escorted to her automobile within the Wind Creek parking storage by an unknown man.
The person, later recognized as Mariera, allegedly stole her bank cards and different playing cards from contained in the automotive, in response to police. The sufferer then found a $750 cost on her bank card for an internet playing web site, police mentioned.
Surveillance footage obtained by investigators allegedly confirmed Mariera escorting the girl to her automotive. A white bag is proven on the chair with Mariera wanting by means of it earlier than inserting it in his backpack and leaving the realm, in response to police.
At 10:30 p.m. April 7, Mariera checked right into a lodge room on the Wind Creek On line casino, in response to court docket information. Investigators had been in a position to join Mariera to the crime by his Wind Creek participant’s card, police mentioned.
Mariera in an interview with investigators admitted to escorting the sufferer to her automobile, police alleged. He instructed investigators she requested him to discard trash within the white bag and that’s when he discovered the bank cards.
Mariera allegedly admitted to police making an attempt to make use of the bank cards to put on-line playing bets for 2 quantities however acknowledged the transactions didn’t undergo.
Mariera is charged with entry gadget issued to a different who didn’t authorize use. He was arraigned April eight by District Decide Daniel Corpora, who set bail at $15,000 unsecured.
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