A former executive at the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 32 months for his part in a scheme that involved the casino’s slots and creating bogus loyalty rewards.
Casino fraudster Robert Pellegrini (seen right here in December after pleading bad) will be exchanging in dapper matches for inmate orange during a 32-month prison sentence. He will also need to spend near to a dollars that are half-million restitution to the casino where he once worked.
Robert Pellegrini was VP of player development for the Mohegan Sun when he and two others concocted a scheme to bilk his companies by using customers’ stolen loyalty card PIN numbers to play for free, enabling the gang to keep the winnings. The operation went from May 2014 to 2015, before Pellegrini was busted april.
It was the role of Rochelle Poszeluznyj, a cocktail waitress, to notice down players’ loyalty card PIN numbers onto Pellegrini, who would create copies of the cards which he then loaded with free slot money as she served them drinks, before passing them. Then it had been Mark Joseph Heltzel, a customer whom had formerly been caught cheating at blackjack but was mysteriously not banned, who posed as a customer that is regular used the cards to play slots, splitting the winnings among the group.
The court was told the way the trio utilized $478,100 in free slot play to come up with $418,793 in illic Continue reading “Former Mohegan Sun Pocono Exec Sentenced to 32 Months for Bogus Loyalty Card Scheme”