"Our troopers arrived, conducted an investigation, determined that 27-year-old William Jabour of Houston, TX had already used counterfeit money to play roulette and craps."
Jabour is charged with 49 counts of monetary instrument abuse. Anderson says casino personnel is well trained to detect counterfeit money and there are several precautions in place.
"This gentleman brought counterfeit money into the casino thinking he was going to play these games and perhaps win some money with his counterfeit money and unfortunately wound up going to jail as a result."
He says their investigation uncovered several counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in Jabour's possession and in his vehicle. Monetary instrument abuse is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, up to a million dollar fine, and the offender is required to make full restitution. Anderson says this is not something anyone should try to get away with.
"We regulate the casinos in the state of Louisiana. We work closely with security and surveillance to counter this type of activity. If someone is caught doing this sort of thing, we will take appropriate action."