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Woman allegedly scams casino to pay off sick cat's vet bill

MONTVILLE, CT (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is facing charges for carrying out a six-month long slot machine scheme at a Connecticut casino to pay off her sick cat's bills.

The New London Day reports 48-year-old Lisa Onderdonk was charged Monday on a warrant with first-degree larceny.

The warrant says Onderdonk used nine Mohegan Sun Player's Club cards to redeem $70,430 in slot play bonuses over the course of six months. She allegedly started the scheme to pay off her $7,000 veterinarian bill. The cards must be used on specific days. Onderdonk was discovered after a months-long investigation and according to police, admitted to the scam and even told them how she did it.

Casino footage her using the cards 54 times from Aug. 11 through Feb. 3, the warrant says. Onderdonk is being held on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwich Superior Court May 10.


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