State officials have reported that William Hill employees were terminated for embezzling over $70,000 from kiosks at Nevada sports wagering sites. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) initiated investigations into these incidents in December 2022.
Authorities revealed that William Hill customer service agents engaged in fraudulent activities by using computer programs to add money onto kiosks. Subsequently, the suspects generated illicit vouchers, cashed them in, and utilized their cellphones to select which kiosks to manipulate, according to officials.
One implicated individual is Mariah Butler, a supervisor, wanted for forgery in connection with the scheme. Another employee, Tionne Ryans, allegedly made nearly half of the improper adjustments within a month. Ryans faces charges of theft ranging between $25,000 and $100,000, as well as forgery.
Additionally, four other suspects are being sought for their involvement in the theft. The suspects were reportedly caught adjusting sums ranging from $100 to $2,500 individually, as per a report from the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) quoted by Las Vegas TV station KLAS.
In response to the investigation, at least three William Hill employees have been terminated.