Dublin Circuit Criminal Court Suspends Imprisonment Sentence of Two Men Who Stole €18,000 from the Expo Casino


Two previous casino workers who stole practically EUR18,000 from a roulette table and a slot machine at the Expo Casino site have avoided going to prison as the court imposed suspended sentences.

The 47-year-old Tayab Kourtishe as well as the 41-year-old Jagjeet Singh were captured on CCTV footage while disrupting the slot machine and manipulating the roulette table. The two men controlled the live roulette table by removing its glass cover as well as positioning a round on a number prior to playing it. By doing that, they fooled the device into registering the currently inserted round as a win and give them a payout.

As shared with the prosecutor Antonia Boyle BL by garda Brian McCormack, the method utilized by Singh and also Kourtishe to manipulate the fruit machine and also steal from the casino site included the aid of a third individual, who is not yet taken to court. According to evidence provided by McCormack, the third person associated with the plan put a multitude of EUR50 notes into the fruit machine and afterwards pushed a payout button. This action made the machine generate a ticket to permit the private to cash it in to get back the cash they had actually packed right into the maker mins back.

After that, Mr. Kourtishe was caught on CCTV video while unlocking the electronic gaming machine by utilizing a key he had actually taken from the office facilities at the casino to take all the cash money previously placed in the terminal by the third person. Afterwards, Mr. Singh saw to it he removed all the transactions on the machine by removing the terminal’s statistics as well as getting rid of the records of the packed EUR50 notes.

The Men Manipulated Roulette Table and Fruit Machine to Steal the Money

Both Jagjeet Singh and also Tayab Kourtishe pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Wrongdoer Court to charges of theft from the Exposition Gambling Enterprise in September 2017. Neither has any previous sentences.

Garda McCormack revealed to the court that Mr. Singh took a total of EUR8,988 from the slot machine, while the amount swiped by Mr. Kourtishe from the roulette table as well as the fruit machine incorporated deserved EUR8,895. He additionally shared that both men were quickly identified by the casino’s owner thanks to CCTV video once the thefts were uncovered.

The offenders admitted their misbehaviors when being questioned by their manager about the burglary and also authorized a note recognizing they had been the ones who stole the cash from the online casino’s equipments. The two of them also returned some of the cash they had swiped as well as supplied bank drafts to cover the general quantity of the swiped cash.

The lawful representative of Mr. Kourtishe, Keiran Kelly BL, called for the court to consider his guilty appeals as well as the reality the offender cooperated with the garda examination. John Griffin BL, who safeguarded Mr. Singh in court, asked the court to take into account that his client is a partner and also papa, as well as had actually been managing some gaming issues that went back to 2014.

As exposed by Judge Pauline Codd, Singh was the manager of the gambling enterprise place at the time when the money was misused. The money was taken while the gambling establishment’s proprietor got on a month’s leave. She took into account the proof on the case and numerous testimonies before punishing each of the two men to two and a half years in prison, with the jail time sentences being put on hold in full on stringent conditions.