Video Roulette Fraud in Spain
Los “Ocean Six” of Fuengirola.
The Guardia Civil have arrested six people, accused of rigging the roulette wheels of five casinos and scamming them out of over €500,000.
The investigation began in Fuengirola, after the gang hit casinos in the town and Malaga on 28 November. The police operation was led by the UDEV (Specialized and Violent Crime Unit) of the Fuengirola police station.
The criminal group allegedly partnered with workers at casinos to carry out the fraud.
A staff member has been arrested for allegedly supplying the gang with a master key for the roulette machines at the casinos.
The roulette scam gang allegedly hacked into the computer systems of the casinos to generate winning tickets which they later cashed in other casinos. Some tickets had a value of 40,000 euros and it is thought that the gang made over 500,000 euros fraudulently.
The operation, dubbed Game, has concluded with the identification and location of six suspects, who have been charged with belonging to a criminal group, theft and fraud, among other charges.
Five of the gang were arrested in Malaga and Alhaurín de la Torre, while the alleged ringleader was arrested in the Spanish capital. police have identified thefts in Malaga, Fuengirola, Murcia, Redondela (Pontevedra) and Madrid.