A former casino database manager who ran a players card scam will spend nearly the next five years in prison.
Tony Ahn, 29, of Henderson, pleaded guilty on May 7 and will report to a federal prison on Nov. 5, 2012.
Beginning in the summer of 2009, Ahn stole gambling account information from thousands of customers of an unnamed casino.
Although personal information such as birth dates and Social Security numbers were not taken, card numbers and the PINs needed to access play points were retrieved.
Ahn and several co-conspirators exploited that information to create counterfeit cards which they used to win money to which they were not entitled. The conspirators split the money they obtained.
When one co-conspirator was arrested by state authorities, Ahn and the remaining co-conspirators kept quiet and buried the computer used to make the bogus cards and the counterfeit cards in the desert.
Several more co-conspirators have pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in the coming months.
In addition to his prison sentence, Ahn was ordered to pay $863,895 in restitution.
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