SOURCE: The Straits Times
A croupier at the Marina Bay Sands casino overpaid an accomplice a total of $3,000 in casino chips on top of her winnings of $200 in four games.
A sharp-eyed surveillance operator manning the video monitor, however, grew suspicious at the haste in which the patron grabbed her winnings off the baccarat table.
Video footage of the table was scrutinised and it showed what Ho Kee Hwa was up to on July 28, 2011.
On Thursday, the 42-year-old former croupier was sentenced to 11 weeks’ jail. He pleaded guilty to committing criminal breach of trust of $3,050.
A district court heard that Ho had overpaid $50 to another accomplice at a blackjack table a month earlier.
On July 28, 2011, Ho was on-duty at a baccarat table. Ms Chong, 43, arrived at 1.50am and started placing $50 bets.
Video footage showed that at 2.04am, she won her bet and he handed her a $1,000 chip together with two $25 chips. Ten minutes later, he overpaid her with a $500 chip.
By 2.26pm, he had handed her another $500 and $1,000 chip in addition to her winnings of $100. They were caught soon after.
Past video footage was then reviewed and it showed Ho overpaying Mr Chwee Wai Leong, 41, when he won $50 while playing blackjack at 6.53am on June 15, 2011.
The case against Mr Chwee and Mr Chong has not come to court.