Monthly Archives: August 2018

Is Your Facility at Financial Risk from an Employee Misplacing Keys?

Did you hear about the Casino employee that misplaced their keys resulting in a nearly $200,000 theft?  See our previous post for the full article.

Is your Casino or facility safe-guarded from this type of incident?

Unfortunately, the most expensive Electronic Key Cabinets or RFID Key Tracking would not have prevented the employee from misplacing keys that led to this theft.

The good news is there is a solution that eliminates human error and completely prevents an employee from losing or misplacing critical keys.  The solution is the Gravity® key tether, the only industrial grade, digital tethering device that provides three types of alarms (85 dB audio, vibration and LED strobe light) when keys are separated 10-15 feet from the user. Having your team utilize the  Gravity® will prevent an embarrassing and costly theft at your Casino or facility.

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Casino Employee Walks Away From Keys, and $193K Is Taken

Wind Creek Montgomery casino suffered a theft on Aug. 10

(NEWSER) – Misplaced keys usually don’t result in federal charges, but that was apparently the case in Alabama. The Montgomery Advertiser reports Timothy Dean Pettiway has been charged with theft from a gaming establishment on Indian lands after allegedly stealing $192,800 from Wind Creek Montgomery casino on Aug. 10. Federal prosecutors allege an employee left keys to two kiosks on top of a machine and that Pettiway retrieved them and used them to remove the box of $100 bills from kiosks 8 and 19. He allegedly took the boxes one at a time into a bathroom that his nephew, Jory D’Michael Travunn Dumas, was in; the emptied cash boxes were later found in a stall.

Dumas, a former casino employee who had been fired for theft, was also arrested Tuesday, but he was dismissed from the case Friday after prosecutors said they mistakenly identified him as the one who had collected the keys. He has been advised that he’s not immune from future charges. Pettiway was on Friday denied bond, with the judge citing his decades-long criminal history and the fact that the $192,800 remains missing. “A person with access to that much cash would have a reasonable opportunity to flee,” said US Magistrate Judge Gray Borden, per the reports the Poarch Band of Creek Indians runs three Wind Creek casino locations in Alabama, including the one that was hit. (A top gambler lost out on $10.2 million after a court ruled he cheated.)