How A Pennsylvania Casino Employee Got Caught Allegedly Stealing $20,000

Written By Corey Sharp on January 4, 2024
Photo of a blackjack table at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh for a story about a Rivers Casino Pittsburgh employee getting arrested for allegedly stealing $20,000.

Arriving at work with the police waiting is not an ideal day for any employee. A Pennsylvania casino worker was arrested last week after allegedly stealing $20,000.

A Player Services Manager from Rivers Casino Pittsburgh was caught on camera taking money.

Another employee of Mohegan Pennsylvania was recently charged for stealing nearly $10,000 in sports bets that went unpaid.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh manager spotted on camera taking money

At 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 4, a former manager at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, Yancy Yeater, was seen on surveillance footage cleaning a cabinet at the cashier’s cage, where wads of cash are stored.

Reports indicate that as Yeater was cleaning, he took two bands of money containing $100 bills. Footage later caught Yeater going to the restroom and leaving the facility.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh’s security department reported the theft on Dec. 23. The police were waiting for Yeater when he arrived for his shift later that day.

Yeater was taken to an Allegheny County jail and is facing felony theft charges.

Mohegan Pennsylvania employee steals up to $9,500 in unpaid sports bets

An off-track wagering sports writer at Mohegan Pennsylvania got caught stealing up to $9,500 in sports bets the employee did not pay for.

The incident happened in August 2023, with the Office of Enforcement Counsel (OEC) holding a hearing to suspend the employee’s license in September. The employee did not show up.

The OEC presented evidence that the employee disclosed to his supervisor that he had been placing sports wagers for himself while working and not paying for them.

The employee admitted that he made sports wagers before without paying initially, but either won or covered the losing bets after the fact.

The OEC suspended the employee’s gaming occupational permit, which was upheld by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) at last month’s meeting.

The employee was charged on a count of felony theft.

Photo by Keith Srakocic / AP
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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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