Ex-worker sentenced for slot thefts at Tahoe | SierraSun.com

Ex-worker sentenced for slot thefts at Tahoe

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. ” A former slot technician has been sentenced to probation and ordered to repay $43,000 he took from slot machines at Harrah’s casino at Lake Tahoe last summer.

Robert Lopez pleaded guilty earlier to grand larceny. The 52-year-old man told Douglas County District Judge Dave Gamble on Tuesday that he took full responsibility for what he had done and would make no excuses.

The judge suspended a four year prison term and placed Lopez on five years probation. He ordered him to stay out of casinos and refrain from gambling or using alcohol or controlled substances during that time.

Lopez also must pay $300 a month toward restitution. His lawyer says he already has repaid nearly half of the total.

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