Reports of crimes rise at Ohio casinos

Crime reports up at casino.


CLEVELAND (AP) – Reports of crimes at Ohio casinos appear to be on the rise.

According to the Ohio Casino Control Commission, prosecutors considered charges in 215 cases in the last six months of 2014, which is the first half of the current fiscal year.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that if crime reports continue at that rate, the four casinos will be on track for an increase of more than 30 percent over the previous fiscal year.

During the fiscal year that ended last June 30, prosecutors considered 319 charges for felonies and misdemeanors at the four casinos. At the current rate, the number of charges will pass 400 by the end of this fiscal year.

The top charges in the last six-month period included trespassing, cheating/attempted cheating and theft.

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