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Blackjack dealers, pit boss charged in cheating conspiracy

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Two blackjack dealers are among four people accused in a scheme to steal money from a South Dakota casino. Federal authorities say the dealers, their pit boss and a customer conspired to steal about $10,000 from the Dakota Sio...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Two blackjack dealers are among four people accused in a scheme to steal money from a South Dakota casino.

Federal authorities say the dealers, their pit boss and a customer conspired to steal about $10,000 from the Dakota Sioux Casino near Watertown on New Year's Eve of 2015.

Forty-four-year-old Lito Bolocon, 52-year-old Fern Gill, 43-year-old Jeremy Brown and 29-year-old Jordan Rondell are charged with conspiracy and theft by employees of a gaming establishment on Indian land. They have pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say Rondell was a customer of the casino who frequently played blackjack. He allegedly received illegitimate winnings from Brown and Gill, the dealers, and Bolocon, the pit boss.

The defendants face a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

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Defense attorneys could not be immediately reached for comment.

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