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Bronx Resident Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Interstate Transport of Money Stolen from Skill Gaming Machines in Dozens of Pennsylvania and Virginia Establishments

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of the Bronx, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 57 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, on his conviction of interstate transportation of stolen money, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Rolando Jose Pena, 47.

According to information presented to the Court, between April 2022 and March 2023, Pena and his co-defendants broke into and stole cash from skilled gaming machines located throughout Pennsylvania and Virginia, then transported the stolen money back to New York. In total, Pena and his conspirators stole more than $800,000 from over 40 establishments.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the United States Secret Service, United States Postal Inspection Service, and various law enforcement departments throughout Pennsylvania and Virginia for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Pena.

Updated June 24, 2024