Eight indicted for stealing more than $102K from Hopland casino

Eight people have been indicted in state court for allegedly stealing more than $102,000 from the casino owned by the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of California.

Joan Elizabeth Pickron, a former employee of the Sho-Ka-Wah Casino, and seven others allegedly manipulated slot machines. Authorities said they stole the money between March 2007 and October 2008.

The tribe participated in the investigation.

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