Trio accused of swindling Baton Rouge casino; 1 in custody
Aug. 18, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man was in custody and authorities were searching Friday for two others after the three were accused of cheating a Baton Rouge casino out of $56,000 by allegedly manipulating dice in a craps game.
Louisiana State Police said in a news release Friday that 35-year-old Allan Arana of Las Vegas was arrested Thursday at Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans. Arana, who police say faces similar charges in Natchez, Mississippi, was released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail after posting $10,000 bond. It was unknown if he has an attorney.
Warrants were issued for Lim Tan, 42, and Jaime Iglesias, 47. Each man faces a felony count of theft over $25,000.
Authorities said all three men are from the Philippines, but Arana was living in Las Vegas.
Investigators said Arana would manipulate the dice during play while Tan and Iglesias would make bets to increase payout odds.
Police said Arana was seen Aug. 9 on tape "sliding dice," or casting the dice so they slide or roll instead of bounce.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com