$200,000 embezzlement plot alleged at Red Hawk Casino

More than $200,000 was lost at Placerville’s Red Hawk Casino as part of an alleged embezzlement scheme. Floor manager Prak Pich and casino patron Luc Mooc were arraigned in El Dorado County Superior Court in November.

The allegation states that Mooc would have short-term credit extended by the casino and Pich changed the appropriate documents to show the credit line as paid when it was not.

Bail was initially set at $200,000 each.

The case was investigated by the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Gambling Control. “My office stands ready to fight back against those who try to get rich quick by breaking the law,” Attorney General Xavier Becerra was quoted as saying. “The California Department of Justice will do its part to tackle criminal activity in our state.”

Last year a fraud scheme that targeted Red Hawk and another casino resulted in a woman from Georgia receiving two years in prison.