Two employees at the Resorts World Casino New York City have been charged with generating and distributing up to 200 phony casino player cards worth $100 each over the past seven weeks, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said on Wednesday.
Two gamblers were also charged with using at least seven of the cards at the South Ozone Park casino, according to the DA.
Casino employees Moises Jones, 29, of the Bronx, and Rolanda Roberts, 33, of Brooklyn, allegedly created and passed out at least 71, and as many as 200, fake casino player cards, Brown said. Resorts World officials typically authorize and issue the player cards, worth $100 in casino credit, to certain high-rolling gamblers.
Jones allegedly pocketed as much as $2,000 from the cards, the DA said.
Sonny Vlado, 40, of Brooklyn, and Richard Ulado, 45, also of Brooklyn, were charged with using the fraudulent items, Brown said.
They were arraigned on Tuesday on charges that included grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
Jones was ordered held on $5,000 bail and Roberts was released on her own recognizance. They will return to Queens Supreme Court on March 9.
Vlado and Ulado were charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of stolen property, the DA said. They will return to court on March 12.