Date: February 1, 2024, 08:11h.
Last updated on: February 1, 2024, 08:11h.
William Hill employees have been fired after swindling over $70,000 from kiosks at Nevada sports betting sites. The embezzlement was carried out using a fraudulent scheme that allowed the workers to manipulate and profit from the kiosk funds. The illegal activity was discovered following an investigation by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB).
The NGCB’s inquiry uncovered that William Hill customer service agents illicitly added money to the kiosks via computer programs. Subsequently, they produced fake vouchers which were then cashed in. The perpetrators even used their mobile phones to identify the kiosks they would target. These illicit actions are being actively pursued, with wanted suspects being pursued for theft charges related to the actions.
Reportedly, the suspects were caught making significant adjustments of $100, $500, $1,000, $1,500, $2,000 and $2,500 in a single transaction,” according to a NGCB report, quoted by Las Vegas TV station KLAS.
Employees Sacked Prior
Notably, this is not the first case of embezzlement uncovered among William Hill’s employees. Last year, there were arrests made for embezzlement at William Hill kiosks, and these findings are part of a larger, ongoing investigation into theft-related activities conducted by the William Hill workers in various locations.
In 2021, an internal audit conducted by the company had raised concerns, prompting authorities to be notified which led to the initiation of the investigation.
William Hill runs a significant number of race and sportsbook sites in Nevada.