$70,000 in A.C. casino chips stolen

September 17, 2009 10:17:56 AM PDT
Two Georgia men face charges they stole more than $70,000 worth of gambling chips from two Atlantic City casinos. Richard Newman, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Gustavo Acuna, of Gainsville, Ga., were arrested Tuesday by New Jersey state police who recognized them from casino surveillance tapes.

Police say they were pulled over while driving a short distance from the casinos and had $66,000 in cash and several stun guns.

Authorities say the men stole chips from closed chip trays that were not being used at the time at the Showboat Casino Hotel, and Caesars Atlantic City.

It could not immediately be determined if the men have hired lawyers.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City

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