Arrest in Choctaw Casino embezzlement case
DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — A vault clerk at the Choctaw Casino and Resort has been arrested, almost 10 months after admitting that he stole $10,000 in cash, according to court records.
Investigators said 37-year-old Gregory Perry was caught on video placing a strap of $100 bills in his shirt on October 8, 2021.
When confronted with the evidence the next day, Choctaw Tribal Police investigator Matt Barreras said Perry admitted to the crime, saying the money had been deposited into his girlfriend's account and that he had told her he got the cash from a friend.
Barreras said Perry then called his girlfriend to tell her the truth about the money.
"You know you are going to jail, right?" she was quoted as telling him.
Perry spent some of the stolen money on court costs, dinner, bar tabs, medical bills and even a night's stay at the Choctaw Casino. He said the balance of the money would be returned the following day, but according to Barreras' affidavit, Perry and his girlfriend had failed to do that as of October 19, 2021.
Perry was arrested on Monday afternoon. He is charged with felony embezzlement. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail and a $500 fine.
Gregory's gaming license was suspended by the Choctaw Gaming Commission.