GAMING PARLOR THEFTS Video Poker Machines Missing Money
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Chris Mazivanhanga
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Feb. 20, 2012 10:29 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 20, 2012 10:39 PM EST
Eyewitness News Photo
, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Huntington Police are investigation thefts at gaming parlors around town. Eyewitness News has learned three businesses have come up short with money in their machines. There is one person of interest who had access to the machines.
Charges have not been filed because it is an ongoing investigation. Sources tell Eyewitness News someone who works for a local company that maintains the machines and has access to withdraw money from them is believed to be the culprit. The employer of that suspect says, "It's been going on for a while, but now it's come to a head. It was like a shell game, taking money out of one place and putting it in another."
That owner paid the businesses back for the missing money his employee allegedly stole, which ended up being thousands of dollars. The owner says the motive was drugs.
Again, no arrests have been made. We will continue to follow this developing story.
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