1-14-13 New York woman pleads guilty to casino scam

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MARTINSBURG — A 29-year-old Jamaica, New York, resident entered a plea of guilty in United States District Court in Martinsburg after fraudulently obtaining cash at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, W.Va.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that Rebecca Hill entered a plea of guilty to “Use of a Counterfeit Access Device” at the casino in Charles Town when Hill, in 2010, presented photographic identification along with a counterfeit credit card in order  to obtain a cash advance  of $1,000. As part of her plea, Hill is required to make restitution in the amount of $31,000 to the casino. Hill, who is on bond  pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and United States Secret Service.

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