MD Police Investigate Counterfeit Poker Chip Scheme At Maryland Live! Casino
Updated: Tuesday, February 25 2014, 11:11 PM EST
Maryland State Police have charged two people and are looking for additional suspects in a counterfeit poker chip scheme at the Maryland Live! Casino.
Police say 36-year-old Rosa A. Nguyen and 37-year-old Vuong Q. Trong are charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft between $1,000 and $10,000. Nguyen and Trong are from Annandale, VA.
Maryland Live! Casino security officers notified Maryland State Police in January after finding the counterfeit chips.
The investigation revealed that Nguyen purchased $150,000 in counterfeit casino chips over the internet for $12,000 and altered them to look like Maryland Live! chips.
Police say one of the suspects threw the chips in Lake Accotink in Springfield, VA. The chips floated which made them able to be recovered.
Police are looking for two others in connection to another counterfeit chip case. The suspects altered $1 chips from a West Virginia casino to $100 Maryland Live! chips.