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4 years prison for ex-sports book manager at Tahoe casinos

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4 years prison for ex-sports book manager at Tahoe casinos

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GARDNERVILLE, Nevada (AP) – A former Lake Tahoe two-book sportsbook manager has been sentenced to four years in prison for a $ 1 million gambling scheme.

Courier Record (Gardnerville) reports that 32-year-old Ashley Dean of Carson City was sentenced Monday after admitting she was primarily responsible for embezzlement and conspiracy to commit embezzlement.

Prosecutors say the former manager of the Mont Bleu and Hard Rock casinos in Stateline still owes $ 234,435 in restitution to the William Hill Sports Book.

Co-defendant Richard Fuentes Jr., 43, appeared in court on Monday, but his sentence was postponed for a month.

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Court records show that Fuentes was a regular sports bettor who texted Dean to place football bets for him on his player's card because he was late in the fall of 2018.

Investigators say the stakes started small at $ 20 or $ 50, but they grew – including three $ 55,000 bets – and soon they could not cover them.

Game Control Board agents discovered 74 bets worth more than $ 1 million on the Fuentes player's card, with 31 wins.

Dean "was directly responsible for the $ 250,000 theft," said prosecutor Matthew Johnson.

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