3 Filipinos Arrested for Stealing Casino Chips in Singapore

Three Filipino men were arrested in Singapore after allegedly stealing chips from gamers in a casino.

According to a report by Lianhe Wanbao (Singapore), the three suspects were arrested at Marina Bay Sands casino. They were identified as Celiz Jerwin Bernaldez, 35, Lazaro Floro Bumatay, 53, and De Los Reyes Ryan Dimaunahan, 31. They were charged in a court on Friday with abetment by conspiracy to commit theft.

Preliminary police investigation showed that the trio allegedly collaborated to sneak chips away from customers at the gaming tables for five days, from January 13 to 17.

When they were arrested cash worth more than S$23,000 (P891,560) and casino chips were seized from them, police said.

If convicted, the three Filipino men could be jailed for up to three years, fined, or both.