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Police: Second person charged in conspiracy to steal $4,000 from Rivers Casino in Schenectady

Police: Second person charged in conspiracy to steal $4,000 from Rivers Casino in Schenectady

Police: Second person charged in conspiracy to steal $4,000 from Rivers Casino in Schenectady
The entrance to the Rivers Casino & Resort.
Photographer: Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer

SCHENECTADY - An Albany woman is accused of conspiring with another person to steal $4,000 from Rivers Casino in Schenectady in July, authorities said.

The scheme involved allegations of fraudulently getting a cash advance from a debit card, a prosecutor has said.

Amber Maloney, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count each of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy, all felonies.

Maloney is accused of using a forged TD Bank debit card at the casino just after 3 a.m. July 2 to take the cash, according to police allegations filed in court.

Maloney's arrest in the scheme follows that of Eric C. Abraham July 22 on felony conspiracy and grand larceny counts

Abraham, 33, of Schermerhorn Road, Rotterdam, is accused of working together with a second person to take the money. The other person got the cash advance and then left the casino and allegedly handed over the money to Abraham, prosecutor Jessica Lorusso said after Abraham's arrest. The transaction then later proved fraudulent, Lorusso said.

 

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