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Cocktail Waitress Pleads Guilty In $419k Fraud Scheme

Tags: Cocktail Waitress, Mohegan Sun, Rochelle Poszeluznyj.
Posted on 16 September 2016 by "T".

An ex-cocktail waitress at Mohegan Sun casino involved in a high-stakes scheme to cheat the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino of almost $420,000 pleaded guilty last Thursday (September 8) to a federal money laundering charge (click here to read the full story on the scam).

Rochelle Poszeluznyj, age 38, a resident of Kingston, struck a plea deal on August 1 with federal prosecutors, agreeing to admit that she helped a casino bigshot (the casino's VP of player development) and a frequent customer secure personal ID numbers for rewards cards that the two men later duplicated and used to collect roughly $419,000.

According to court records, on September 8 Thursday, before US District Judge A. Richard Caputo, Poszeluznyj entered the plea on a single count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. She was then released on her own recognizance pending her sentencing.

The ex-waitress has faced many charges in county court, including 174 felonies, but they were withdrawn when federal prosecutors charged her in a criminal information filed on July 30.

Prosecutors state that she could face up to 20 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release and fines totaling up to $500,000. If she accepts responsibility for the crime, her sentence may be reduced. She will be sentenced on December 13.

As for the other two men involved with the scam, they have pleaded not guilty, but are engaged in plea talks with federal prosecutors.


Source: http://citizensvoice.com/news/former-mohegan-sun-server-pleads-to-scam-charges-1.2088750

 


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10 comments on "Cocktail Waitress Pleads Guilty In $419k Fraud Scheme"


 doubletop77717/09/2016 08:11:49 GMT
This woman is looking at an awful lot of prison time if she is found guilty. The temptation to do this must have been huge but, if you are caught, is the downside worth it?
 pochui17/09/2016 18:43:17 GMT
me is a little bit too stupid to comprehend how is this possible that this b1tch is facing 20 years in prison while the dudes who who actually fcuked casino of 420K actually are facing just some talks with the feds? just awesome... maybe they promised to share their stolen dollaros with the feds?
 damosk17/09/2016 20:16:06 GMT
Why oh why do people still think that they can get away with frauding their companies and not least probably their employers by scamming them to get themselves a whole load of money. Such a crazy old world in which we live. It will be interesting to see what the other parties to the conspiracy get in terms of jail time.
 Mober18/09/2016 16:06:51 GMT
We are reading like one case per week lately with casino frauds.
Either they have started happening more frequently, or nobody was mentioning them before Smile
No matter what, that sentence seems very big one.
We have seen worst crimes with a smaller penalty.
 Tony_MON7ANA18/09/2016 18:33:16 GMT
WTF? You kidding me? Greed can't never be satisfied, huh? I know!

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I could see frustration brewing.

Reference: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/09/russia-bans-...
 pajalnick18/09/2016 18:53:43 GMT
yeah got the girl ... men razveri her and she did that it was not necessary to do .... but mind she was not there, and she hoped to remain uncaught .. I can not understand how you can make it anywhere ... webcams and Analysis DNA
 Tony_MON7ANA18/09/2016 19:39:06 GMT
Oh, sh*t, I might not have given a server a generous tip when I was losing or in a bad mood. I kinda feel bad now. Well, anyway, everybody wants to be (decently) rich, right?
 DaCapo7119/09/2016 09:35:09 GMT
Lol a cocktail waitress, which funny news in this thread Big Smile It seems, that this kind of storys happened verry often in the us Casinos. And i´m surprised how often this guys try it again and again. But it was nice to read, that the Gangsters booking their next Holidays in the prison Big Smile
 bowie198419/10/2016 00:53:17 GMT
Posted by pochui:
me is a little bit too stupid to comprehend how is this possible that this b1tch is facing 20 years in prison while the dudes who who actually fcuked casino of 420K actually are facing just some talks with the feds?

They probably have different charges on the three different people here, but the girl have no other gangster to give up to meanwhile the two other probably snitchin' about something to get a better plea...

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