OTB officials charged with theft, forgery

The manager and a supervisor at Races and Aces, a Eunice off track betting parlor, have been charged with taking more than $30,000 from the casino over a three-month period.

According to the State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, Manager Sonja Wiltz and supervisor Burruss Marcantel conspired to commit theft and forgery from April to June of this year.

Both women were arrested on warrants issued Wednesday.

They turned themselves in at the St. Landry Parish Jail where each was booked on criminal conspiracy, theft over $500 and two counts of forgery.

Accoring to State Police, the women conspired to generate fraudulent printer malfunction report forms.

Allegedly, when a legitimate jackpot was won and a cash-out ticket was generated and paid, Wiltz or Marcantel would then generate an “Audit Ticket” from the machine, then fill out a printer malfunction form.

Generating this form allowed the jackpot to be paid a second time - to Marcantel or Wiltz.

Also during the investigation, it was determined that two of the employee signatures, on separate printer malfunction forms, were forged. These forgeries were done by Wiltz, but processed and known of by Marcantel, investigators allege.

State Police said the investigation continue and that other charges may be forthcoming.

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