Important witness in the casino fraud is found dead in the creek

Matthew Crane was found dead in a Pennsylvania creek on the weekend.


An important witness in a casino fraud, whose body was found floating in a Pennsylvania creek on the weekend, had apparently died of an accidental drowning, the Alfalfa County Coroner’s office said on Tuesday.

— The Citizens’ Voice (@CitizensVoice) September 11, 2018

Matthew Crane, 28, was found dead in Mill Creek, two miles from the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Plains Township, Pennsylvania. Crane had been working on the gambling in the middle with a table and dealer for alerting authorities in 2015 on a big scam place.

The perpetrators were Robert Pellegrini, Mark Heltzel, and a beverage-server with the name Rochelle Poszeluznyj, with whom Crane was the relationship of the Citizens Voice reported. Prosecutors said between May 2014 and April 2015, the three offenders stole patrons’ card information and made duplicates rake in more than $420,000.

In January 2016, Pellegrini, Heltzel, and Poszeluznyj were accused of theft and related charges in connection with the foiled scheme. Each pled guilty to federal money laundering conspiracy and were ordered to split the cost of return, according to a statement.

Pellegrini was sentenced to 32 months in prison, Heltzel received an 18-month term and Poszeluznyj was sentenced to two years probation, the Citizens’ Voice reported.

Crane’s body was found by three passers-by Saturday around 4:30 p.m. One witness told the Citizens’ Voice that Faucet the head showed signs of a wound.

The Alfalfa County Coroner’s office conducted an autopsy on Monday and the Tap closed was cases of high track during a walk and drowned.

“All we can say is that for some unknown reason, he began to walk from point A to destination point B,” Wilkes-Barre Cmdr. Coffay, Joe said. “He chose the tracks and in the process fell into the water, leaving him to drown.”

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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