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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 18, 2016

Former Tribal Casino Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement

WICHITA, KAN. – A former tribal casino employee was sentenced Monday to five years on federal probation for embezzlement, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said today.

Donald M. Collins, 32, Wetmore, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization. In his plea, he admitted the crime took place while he worked as a Players Club Representative for the Sac and Fox Casino, which is owned by the Sac and Fox Nation of Kansas and Nebraska.

Collins made counterfeit player cards and placed unearned free play on player cards belonging to his friends. Collins and others played the cards. The value of the counterfeit cards, along with winnings generated by the cards, caused a total loss to the casino of $30,766.

Beall commended the Kansas State Gaming Agency and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated July 18, 2016