COEUR D’ALENE – Colten Nicholas Curley, 20, of Worley, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to theft by an employee of a gaming establishment, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez. Curley was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene on April 18, 2017.
According to the plea agreement and statements made in court, Curley was an employee of the Coeur d’Alene Casino. Between August 7, 2016, and November 18, 2016, the date Curley’s employment was terminated, Curley stole $64,321 in cash from the casino’s counting room as he processed money. Many thefts were captured on video surveillance.
Sentencing is set for December 8, 2017, before Chief U.S. District B. Lynn Winmill. The charge of theft by an employee of a gaming establishment is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1,000,000, a term of supervised release of not more than three years and a $100 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police Department.
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