Probation Sentence in Casino Case

A former tribal casino employee has been sentenced to five years of federal probation for embezzlement in a scheme involving fake “players cards” at a northeast Kansas casino.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 32-year-old Donald M. Collins, of Wetmore, was sentenced Monday for embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization.

The embezzlement occurred while Collins worked as players’ club manager at the Sac and Fox Casino, which is owned by the Sac and Fox Nation of Kansas and Nebraska.

Collins is accused of making counterfeit cards valued at about $13,326. The cards allow bearers to play various casino games.

Prosecutors allege that about $17,443 was fraudulently won by people using them.