A executive that is former the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is sentenced to 32 months for his role in a scheme that involved the casino’s slot machines and creating bogus loyalty benefits.
Casino fraudster Robert Pellegrini (seen right here in December after pleading guilty) will be exchanging in dapper matches for inmate orange during a 32-month prison sentence. He will also need to spend near to a half-million dollars in restitution to the casino where he once worked.
Robert Pellegrini was VP of player development for the Mohegan Sun when he and two others concocted a scheme to bilk his employers simply by using customers’ stolen loyalty card PIN numbers to play for free, allowing the gang to keep the winnings. The operation went from May 2014 to 2015, before Pellegrini was busted april.
It was the role of Rochelle Poszeluznyj, a cocktail waitress, to see down players’ loyalty card PIN numbers as she served them drinks, before moving them onto Pellegrini, who would create copies of the cards which he then full of free slot money. Then it absolutely was Mark Joseph Heltzel, a person whom had formerly been caught cheating at blackjack but was mysteriously not banned, whom posed as a customer that is regular used the cards to play slots, splitting the winnings among the group.
The court was told how the trio utilized $478,100 in free slot play to create $418,793 in illici…