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  • Dover Downs employee, wife, accused of theft

  • A Dover Downs slot machine technician, identified as James M. Crider, and his wife, Brenda Crider, have been accused of stealing money at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.
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  • A Dover Downs slot machine technician and his wife have been accused of using his position to steal money at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.
    James M. Crider, 46, and Brenda P. Crider, 41, of Monroe Terrace, Dover, were arrested May 1, said Kimberly H. Chandler, spokeswoman for the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
    An investigation by Delaware State Police detectives assigned to the Division of Gaming Enforcement showed Crider would acquire payment tickets from various video lottery terminals and then give them to his wife, who would redeem them at the casino.
    The couple is accused of cashing in $15,543 in payment tickets from March 2013 to April 2014.
    Crider was charged with two counts of identity theft, theft greater than $1,500 and third-degree burglary and a single count of second-degree conspiracy. He was released from custody on a $7,000 unsecured bond.
    Brenda Crider was charged with two counts of theft greater than $1,500 and one count of second-degree conspiracy. She was freed on a $3,000 unsecured bond.
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