Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gaming Board Employee Arrested After Allegedly Taking Phony Fall Down Mount Airy Casino Staircase For Money

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Three people falling down a staircase at the Mount Airy Casino in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains netted one of them, an employee that works for the state's gaming oversight board, $4,700 in workers' compensation benefits.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board employee was arrested in April after it was determined that he and one of the two accomplices (a boyfriend and girlfriend tag team who "bumped" into the employee which caused them all to fall), who he claimed he did not know, had spoken by telephone as recently as one hour before the December fall.

After the PGCB employee returned to work later that month, he complained of being in pain and was given an alternative schedule and lighter duties, according to reports. The state gaming board then hired an investigator who said he saw the employee lifting weights.

The PGBC employee was a compliance representative.