August 10, 2012

Ex-Mohegan director charged with theft

A marketing director who was fired last year from Mohegan Sun has been charged with embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the eastern Connecticut casino, The Associated Press reports

The scheme involved gift cards and perks for high-rolling gamblers, state police said.

Lynn Foster, 35, of Salem, was arrested on a first-degree larceny charge Aug. 1, The Day of New London reported in Friday's editions. Foster, a member of the Mohegan Tribe that owns the casino, was released on a promise to appear in Norwich Superior Court on Aug. 24.

Foster didn't return a phone message Friday, and it's not clear if she has a lawyer.

State police said she admitted stealing $15,000 worth of gift cards and about $20,000 in "nongaming comps" for gamblers because her family was having money problems. She was the casino's director of slots marketing at the time.

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