Half a Million Theft from Casino, Paying Back Plea Bargain by Selling House

A financial controller who used to work for a casino, Paul Theodore Del Vacchio by name, a forty-year-old man, from Murrieta, CA, was arrested last year on a charge of embezzlement-related and identity theft crimes (in all 26 charges). Besides he was charged with using the casino chef’s private information. During the investigation it was found out that the man had spent all the stolen money on gambling. Del Vacchio pleaded
guilty to all of the charges.

The theft was discovered by his bank when their attention was drawn by a few thousands dollar transfer from the casino account to Del Vacchio’s ATM cards. The embezzlement was committed in 2003, and the casino management was immediately informed. As a result an inner investigation was undertaken.

According to the official notices Paul Theodore Del Vacchio will be sentenced on the 21^st of April to 4 years of imprisonment. Judge James T. Warren suggested Del Vacchio to sell his house to a private buyer to pay back his plea bargain. The proposed cost of the house is said to be about $535,000, that is the sum to be returned to Del Vacchio’s ex-employers.

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About Mark Newman

Mark Newman - was born in 1971 in Pictou, a town located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1998 he graduated from Acadia University (Nova Scotia, Wolfville) with the Master’s degree in social studies. Mark simply adores his wife and sons. Considers poker to be one of the most exquisite kinds of art and rarely misses his chance of practicing.