Couple admits embezzling to gamble

July 8, 2008 9:04:19 AM PDT
A couple has admitted that they went on a million-dollar Atlantic City gambling spree with money the woman had stolen from her employer.

New Jersey prosecutors say Jamine Alabre faces about six years in state prison, while boyfriend Mathurin Ambroise faces about three years.

Both pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of receiving stolen property.

The 28-year-old woman from Westbury, N.Y., admits she stole $1 million from her former employer, Ipsos, a Long Island marketing firm. Ambroise is 34 and lives in St. Albans, N.Y.

Prosecutors say the couple tried to launder the money from January to October 2005 by pumping much of it into Atlantic City slots, mainly high-limit machines at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Casino personnel notified state police.