Luck has apparently run out for three men as they were arrested and charged for multiple felonies after an investigation revealed a conspiracy to cheat at the roulette table at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs.
A floor supervisor, a dealer, and a patron are in hot seat as they face felony charges on the aspect of conspiring to cheat. Investigators deem that all three had been working together in order to move chips to winning numbers or cheat on a round of roulette. The patron will win thousands of dollars in illicit winnings, which the three conspirers will then split.
Casino supervisor Jonathan Rumery, and patron Cody Schroeder, have both been charged with -criminal conduct, conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony, first-degree theft, and altering the outcome of a game - all of which are felony charges. The dealer, Jonathan Waugh, was charged with one count of felony for his role in altering the game.
Investigators believe the amount that has been illicitly obtained by the trio was over $20,000.
Special Agent David Dales of Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Enforcement Operations Bureau said, "We do see patrons that try to cheat, but with the conspiracy that is alleged in this kind of activity. Where you not only have an employee, but you have a supervisor, that is trying to take advantage from the casino, that was particularly alarming to us that that kind of move was made in this case."
Waugh cooperated with investigators and has made initial court appearance and has been released. He told investigators that Rumery approached him regarding the scheme back in February. All three had discussed the plan before they executed their scheme.
According to the affidavit, Schroeder would play at Waugh's table while Rumery supervised the table. Rumery also personally took charge of video surveillance review of Waugh's table during the nights their cheating conspiracy was put into play.