A gambling scam in Darwin has allegedly been foiled by police.
Serious Crime Detectives have charged two men after more than $50,000 was allegedly stolen by an employee of a licensed premises in Darwin and an accomplice.
It is alleged on September 27, a Keno customer purchased a winning ticket before being led to believe that he had not won.
Police claim a worker’s accomplice was then handed the winning Keno ticket with a cash prize of $53,353.60.
Police yesterday executed a search warrant at a residence, uncovering a quantity of cash believed to have been part of the winnings.
The accomplice and a 35-year-old employee of the venue were each charged with one count of criminal deception and stealing.
They are scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court next month.
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