Sneaky moment cunning baccarat dealer steals $ 11,000 chips from a gaming table at The Star casino before getting fired – but would you have noticed the theft?
- $ 31,000 in gaming chips stolen by two separate employees last year
- Baccarat dealer Richard Quach put $ 11,000 in chips into his sock
- Separately, another employee has repeatedly overpaid the same patron for cash
- Both men were fired and sentenced to two years of community correction
A baccarat dealer who took home $ 11,000 in chips from a Sydney casino has been fired and convicted, along with a worker who has repeatedly overpaid a patron.
Richard Quach, who shared baccarat at The Star Sydney, was caught red-handed in 2020 on security camera footage taking five chips from a gaming table and tucking them into his sock.
The casino later determined that he had stolen $ 11,000 in gaming chips in a week.
Quach was fired by The Star and sentenced by a court in NSW to a two-year community correction order.
In another incident, Star employee Pharadorn Naweesakorn gave $ 6,000 in chips to a customer in exchange for $ 1,000 in cash.
Baccarat dealer Richard Quach shows his palms to the security cameras at The Star Sydney
He then covers his hand while holding a chip in the security footage
Richard Quach reaches down to put the palmed chip in his sock
The Star Sydney where the thefts took place
The star who later found that Naweesakorn paid four times too much $ 20,000 to the same patron.
He was also fired and sentenced to a two-year correction order by the community.
The two men’s gambling licenses have been canceled by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.
“A special employee of the casino is a licensee who has been hired to supervise and facilitate gaming activities,” ILGA chairman Philip Crawford said in a statement.
“These people help protect the integrity of casino operations from criminal influence, serious misconduct or exploitation and are placed in a special degree of trust.”