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Former Tribal Casino Employee Charged in Federal Court with Embezzlement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. – A former tribal casino employee has been charged in federal court with embezzlement, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Donald M. Collins, 32, Wetmore, Kan., is charged with one count of embezzling tribal funds.

A criminal information filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita Tuesday alleges the crime occurred while Collins worked as players club manager for the Sac and Fox Casino, which is owned by the Sac and Fox Nation of Kansas and Nebraska. He is accused of making $13,326 in counterfeit players cards. The cards allowed the bearers to play various casino games at the casino. Approximately $17,400 was fraudulently won by the users of the counterfeit cards.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas State Gaming Agency investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

Updated February 10, 2016

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