Wednesday, July 29, 2020

FBI says "man used a prosthetic face mask and other disguises to pose as an elderly gambler while stealing more than $100,000 from people at casinos"

The alleged scheme was obtaining fake driver's license using information found online, and then using the information to withdraw cash advances from kiosks made available to casino VIPs:

"[He] immediately went to the restroom, where he removed his disguise," the agent wrote. "[He] then exited the casino with a noticeable bulge down the front of his pants, believed to be the prosthetic face mask."

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Inside [his car], investigators found four prosthetic face masks and a straw hat with a black ribbon that matched one worn by [him] inside the MGM Grand, according to the affidavit.

The search also uncovered 83 driver's licenses, 14 insurance cards in multiple names, a counterfeit $100 bill and books on how to get away with committing crimes. A recovered flash drive contained forgery documents, background checks on various people, tutorials on how to counterfeit money and Excel spreadsheets with more than 1,000 names.

Investigators found documents detailing financial transactions at the MGM Grand casino in 2019.

"[He] also had photos of himself trying on prosthetic masks," the agent wrote.