Crime Stoppers

Charges - Criminal deception and stealing - Darwin

Wednesday 31-Oct-2018 12:06

Serious Crime Detectives have charged two men after more than $50,000 was allegedly stolen by an employee of a licensed premises in Darwin and an accomplice.

It is alleged that on September 27 2018, a Keno customer purchased a winning ticket before being led to believe that he had not won.

The 36-year-old accomplice later came into possession of the winning Keno ticket with a cash prize of $53,353.60.

Police yesterday executed a search warrant at a residence uncovering a quantity of cash believed to have been part of the winnings.

The accomplice and a 35-year-old employee of the venue were each charged with one count of criminal deception and stealing.

They are scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court on 26 November 2018.