HANOVER, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Maryland State Police have charged a Virginia couple in a counterfeit poker chip scheme and they’re seeking charges against two other people in a separate case.
Maryland Live! Casino security contacted police last month with descriptions of four people they believe passed counterfeit chips.
Police say Rosa Nguyen, 36, of Annandale, Va., bought $150,000 worth of counterfeit chips online for $12,000 and altered them to resemble Maryland Live! chips. Police say the chips were thrown into a lake, but they floated and about $115,000 worth of counterfeit chips were recovered.
Nguyen is charged with theft and conspiracy and her husband, Vuong Truong, 37, is charged with committing a theft scheme and conspiracy.
Police say they are also seeking charges against another northern Virginia couple, who altered $1 chips from a West Virginia casino to look like $100 Maryland Live! chips.
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