Chinese woman jailed for casino scam

A Chinese woman, who fiddled $750,000 from an Australian casino, has been jailed for three years.

Wei Shan Liu, 44, was sentenced in the Southport District Court and also ordered to pay restitution of $115, 397.50 to the Jupiters Casino on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Liu was involved in the scam which happened on May 17, 2005,  with five other Chinese nationals at the mini-baccarat table in the high rollers room. One of the members of the gang would have an extra card hidden under his hand which he stole from the previous day and use it to manipulate hands.

That member would use the card to deliberately lose hands whilst other members of the gang would bet large amounts against his hand.

Liu took $400,000 from the winnings.

Judge John Newton accepted that Liu was not responsible for devising the scheme – however, she had "formed an active part in the dishonest scheme".

Editor, - 2007-12-14 11:26:37

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