Couple Accused of Exploiting River City Casino Glitch to Steal Over $300k

Two 60-year old gamblers from Jefferson County were charged on Friday for a suspected abuse of a technical glitch they accidentally discovered at River City Casino in St. Louis. According to Missouri Highway Patrol's Gaming Division investigators, the married couple was able to cash out more than $300,000 due to a malfunction in the system which downloaded unearned winnings onto their reward cards.

The system error was discovered by Eileen Sheldon in 2014, when she made close to 3,000 downloads between October and December, cashing out over $500,000 worth of money. The rest was allegedly cashed out by her husband - Daniel T. Sheldon in the same period via 1,370 downloads.

Both of them were caught on video surveillance camera on multiple occasions, with Eileen also admitting to investigators that she was, in fact, aware of the malfunction - the transactions were voided by the system, but still credited the funds.

The couple was released form custody on Tuesday, on a bail determined at $100,000 each.

River City Casino has been operating in Missouri since March 4th, 2010., offering about 2000 slot machines and 55 table games.
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    Oh, the unearning winnings are very big and the period of cashing it out is also very long. If it is only a few thousands over a day or two, it could possibly happen, as I thought. But, over some hundred thousands and for a few months. I don't quite have the sense of 2000 slot machines with 55 tables in the casino. I think that 55 tables are not that many, but the 2000 slot machines come to me as a few of huge floors.
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    It does not make sense to me sounds like somebody was not doing their job how can a glitch like that with that amount of money and they keep going back to have win with more glitches casino managers wake up your employers that maintenance the machines should have caught this unless they are in on it too! rose
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    I love this kind of story. Bizarre! I am curious to know exactly what kind of charges they are looking at, such as how many years they would get for that. Missouri Highway Patrol has a "Gaming Division" is even more surprising than the story! With 2000 slot machines, no wonder it didn't get noticed right away...whew...

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