Two men have been detained after attempting to cheat at a US casino. Hung Lit Leung and Leonard Hu are alleged to have paid dealers at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino so that they mark cards. The scam, which took place in the latter part of 2010 and early 2011 saw the two perpetrators turn a loss into a profit. In Hu’s case he won over $300,000 overall whereas Leung’s was a more modest at around $85k. The two are charged with cheating at gambling, conspiracy to cheat at gambling, first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree-larceny. State police noticed it was going on after surveillance showed a dealer marking cards with his thumbnail. If that’s not old school then what is?
Police, meanwhile, have released footage of two men that made away with a sizeable amount of cash from a William Hill shop in Scotland. The robbery took place at the Aberdeen branch on Thursday 31 March at around 1020. One man approached the counter with a gun demanding money whilst his assailant stood guard by the door with a knife. In charge of the operation is Det Insp Norman Stevenson, who said: “Whilst no one was injured during the incident, the staff member was left badly shaken.
“We have taken the unusual step of releasing these CCTV images in the hope that they will jog someone’s memory who may have seen or know either of these men.”
Both men were around 16 to 20 years old and fled after the money had been handed over. No reward has so far been offered.