25 Aug '11, 8am

Former MBS video security guard charged with casino fraud - AsiaOne

Former MBS video security guard charged with casino fraud - AsiaOne

AsiaOne Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 SINGAPORE - Video surveillance officer Ho Boon Keat (above) , 28, was charged in court yesterday for aiding con men to cheat Marina Bay Sands of nearly $150,000. He is accused of being part of a scam which involved bets being placed after the dice had already fallen, reported The Straits Times. Ho's job involves checking if the wager is valid, should the pit manager raise suspicion. On 33 occassions, between July 16 and August 14, Ho admitted to helping to deceive pit manager into believing his alleged accomplices' bets are valid. The scam is said to have taken place on the Sic Bo tables. The police prosecutor said a syndicate is believed to be behind the offences and asked for the bail to be set at $150,000. Ho, who no longer works at the casino, is currently out on bail. He will next appear in court on September 6. If convicted, he could be...

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