Police have charged a former Mohegan Sun blackjack dealer with conspiring with two players to steal $61,175 from the casino last fall.
David C. Peters, 49, was charged Feb. 22 on a warrant with conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, first-degree larceny and cheating. Police said they began investigating when an unidentified player won $33,700 at a blackjack table Oct. 12. Police said a department review showed Peters had cheated to help two players. Peters would allow the players to increase their wagers after the time to do so had passed, police said. He also allegedly paid the players when they had tied or lost, or diverted cards he knew would break their hands. Peters is free on a $40,000 bond and was due in court this week.