Civilian charged after $100K theft from Yokosuka base casino

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A woman accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from a casino at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, in 2015 was charged with theft of public money in federal court on Monday, March 6, 2017. ERIK SLAVIN/STARS AND STRIPES
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A woman accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from a casino at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, in 2015 was charged with theft of public money in federal court on Monday, March 6, 2017. ERIK SLAVIN/STARS AND STRIPES

Civilian charged after $100K theft from Yokosuka base casino

by: Erik Slavin | .
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published: March 09, 2017

A woman accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from a Yokosuka Naval Base casino in 2015 was charged in federal court on Monday.

Cynthia Lopez Creseni — which may not be her original name — told a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent in Kansas she repeatedly stole money while working as a cashier at the slot-machine room, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo.

Creseni remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Thursday. She was charged with theft of public money.

NCIS officials long suspected Creseni’s involvement after being notified in March 2015 of missing cash from the room within the building housing Chili’s.

Creseni had worked in various jobs at Yokosuka Naval Base since 2000, according to the affidavit.

It was Creseni who initially reported $112,300 missing from a safe after she returned from a vacation in the United States. As lead cashier, she was responsible for $227,300 during the time of the theft, according to the affidavit.

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