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Baccarat Dealer Sentenced for Scam

5 February 2003

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australian Age: "A County Court judge yesterday said a former Crown Casino baccarat dealer's involvement in a sophisticated scam that defrauded the casino of $1.8 million (US$1.06 million) was a gross breach of trust of her employer.

"Judge Graeme Crossley sentenced Tiffany Moss, 32, of Bayswater, to 15 months' jail after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the casino of $1.8 million in July, 1998.

"Twelve months of Moss' sentence were suspended for three years.

"During the plea hearing, the court was told Moss had twice been approached by a man she recognised from the casino's Mahogany Room.

"After the second approach she agreed to meet the man,who allegedly showed her how to shuffle cards slowly in such a way that the face could be seen. Moss was paid $20,000 (US$21,528) to participate.

"…Judge Crossley told Moss no croupier could fail to realise the implications of a discussion about shuffling cards.

"…Moss was ordered to repay $20,000 to Crown Casino…"

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