Man charged for stealing $70Gs in casino chips 0
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NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — A local man is behind bars after police say he tried to make off with $70,000 in gaming chips from Niagara Fallsview Casino.
The Ontario Provincial Police said the man walked into the “high roller” area of the casino on Wednesday around 12:45 p.m. and grabbed approximately $70,000 in chips from a table chip bank.
A chip bank is the tray that sits in front of a dealer at a gaming table.
“He took the chips right off the table,” said Det. Sgt. Rick Davidson.
The man fled on foot but was later arrested at his home following an investigation by the OPP Niagara casino enforcement unit.
Charged with theft over $5,000 is Ibrahim Eyiol, 28, of Niagara Falls.