Three men charged in counterfeit casino chip case
Published Monday, December 24, 2012 4:16PM CST
Three men have been charged after two incidents involving counterfeit casino chips at Casino Regina over the weekend.
The men, 30-year-old Mohammed Abdallah and 21-year-old Eric Oksasikewiyin of Saskatoon, and 20-year-old Drew Peters of Regina have been charged with fraudulent use of tokens and fraud over $5,000.
On Dec. 21 at about 9:45 PM, police were called after two males tried to cash in counterfeit casino chips. One male fled the building, while Abdallah was detained by casino staff and was taken into custody.
The counterfeit chips were actually $2 tokens altered to look like large-denomination chips.
On Dec. 22 at about 10:45 PM, police were again dispatched to the casino for a similar report. After investigation, police arrested Peters. Further investigation led to the arrest of Oksasikewiyin who is alleged to have been in possession of counterfeit tokens.
Both Abdallah and Oksasikewiyin made their first provincial court appearance on Dec. 24. Peters will appear in provincial court on Jan. 16.
Two other male suspects are also believed to have been involved in these cases, but have not been identified or located. Anyone who has information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.