The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate owns and operates the Dakota Sioux Casino in Watertown, South Dakota. Photo: Jenni Konrad
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino cheated out of blackjack money

A former employee of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino has admitted to his role in a theft scheme.

Jeremy K. Brown, 42, was a blackjack dealer at the Dakota Sioux Casino in Watertown, South Dakota. He admitted he worked with two fellow employees to pay out losing bets to a patron, according to a plea agreement.

Lito B. Bolocon, 44, a former pit boss at the casino, and Fern F. Gill, 52, who was a blackjack dealer, also have been indicted, The Aberdeen News reported. So has Jordan A. Rondell, 29, who was the patron who allegedly received stolen funds.

The incident occurred over New Year's Eve in December 2015 and New Year's Day in January 2016, the paper reported.

Brown pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy at a hearing on April 24. He is due for sentencing on August 1, the paper said.

Rondell, Bolocon and Gill have pleaded not guilty. They are scheduled to go to trial on July 24, the paper reported.

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