Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Massachusetts man for cheating a casino game at Twin River Casino.
At 2:00 AM on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, a member of the State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit arrested Stephen Harley age 43, of 75 George Road, Winchester, Massachusetts for Removing a Wager With Knowledge of the Outcome of a Table Game, a violation of §42-61.3-2(b)(7) of the Rhode Island General Laws.
The investigation of this incident by the State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit (GEU) began when the Twin River Surveillance Unit observed Harley "pinch" or remove a wager two separate times at a blackjack table and notified a GEU detective. The GEU detective reviewed surveillance video and observed Harley remove two bets at the blackjack table before making the arrest for the alleged cheating scheme. Harley "pinched" or remove two wagers totaling five hundred dollars.
Harley was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and transported to the Third Division District Court where he was arraigned on the charge of Removing a Wager With Knowledge of the Outcome of a Table Game. The Honorable Associate Judge Joseph T. Houlihan set bail for Harley at $5,000 personal recognizance and issued a no contact order barring Harley from returning to the casino. Twin River Casino Security personnel served Harley with a permanent ejection notification.
Harley is scheduled for a pre-arraignment conference in Providence Superior Court on October 29, 2013.
Media Contact: Major Todd E. Catlow, Detective Commander, (401) 444-1006