A former Wynn Las Vegas slot manager accused of falsifying jackpot tax information and pocketing more than $300,000 was indicted Friday by a Clark County grand jury.
Anthony Emmons, who faces 10 counts of felony theft, reportedly altered the tax documents of slot jackpot winners who lived in countries without tax treaties with the United States, according to prosecutor Sandra DiGiacomo.
After foreigners win jackpots, 30 percent of the winnings is withheld for tax purposes. Between March and November of 2013, after a foreign tourist won a jackpot, Emmons created separate tax documents to report that winners were either a U.S. citizen or someone who lived in a country with a treaty and pocketed the difference.
Emmons, who started working at the Strip casino in 2008, was free on $20,000 bail.
The jackpot winners were not aware of the scheme, DiGiacomo said, but Wynn paid the IRS about $315,000 Emmons was believed to have stolen.
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