Bethlehem man used bank card swiped from on line casino for on-line playing, cops say

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A Bethlehem man is accused of utilizing stolen bank cards from a Wind Creek On line casino visitor for on-line playing.

Police have expenses Victor Manuel Mariera, 41, of the 1100 block of Dover Lane.

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper assigned to the Bureau of Gaming Enforcement at Wind Creek On line casino in Bethlehem acquired a theft report on April 7 from the on line casino’s safety supervisor. The supervisor reported the theft occurred at 12:46 a.m. April 7 when a feminine sufferer who makes use of a wheelchair was escorted to her automobile within the Wind Creek parking storage by an unknown man.

The person, later recognized as Mariera, allegedly stole her bank cards and different playing cards from contained in the automotive, in keeping with police. The sufferer then found a $750 cost on her bank card for an internet playing web site, police stated.

Surveillance footage obtained by investigators allegedly confirmed Mariera escorting the girl to her automotive. A white bag is proven on the chair with Mariera trying by it earlier than putting it in his backpack and leaving the realm, in keeping with police.

At 10:30 p.m. April 7, Mariera checked right into a resort room on the Wind Creek On line casino, in keeping with courtroom data. Investigators had been in a position to join Mariera to the crime by his Wind Creek participant’s card, police stated.

Mariera in an interview with investigators admitted to escorting the sufferer to her automobile, police alleged. He instructed investigators she requested him to discard trash within the white bag and that’s when he discovered the bank cards.

Mariera allegedly admitted to police trying to make use of the bank cards to position on-line playing bets for 2 quantities however acknowledged the transactions didn’t undergo.

Mariera is charged with entry machine issued to a different who didn’t authorize use. He was arraigned April 8 by District Choose Daniel Corpora, who set bail at $15,000 unsecured.

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Pamela Sroka-Holzmann could also be reached at pholzmann@lehighvalleylive.com.

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