Glitch brings stealing charge

SlotsAn eastern Missouri husband and wife are accused of stealing more than $300,000 from a casino after finding a technical glitch in the River City Casino’s computerized slot system.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 60-year-old Eileen R. Sheldon and 61-year-old Daniel T. Sheldon have each been charged with felony stealing.

Charging documents say the couple realized in 2014 there was a system error at the River City Casino that allowed them to download unearned winnings with a loyalty card. The documents say the system would void the transaction when the couple tried to download the winnings from their cards, but more than $300,000 in funds were credited anyway due to the glitch.

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: 

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