Poarch Band of Creek Indians loses nearly $193K in theft case

An Alabama man is in federal custody after being accused of stealing nearly $193,000 from a casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Timothy Dean Pettiway allegedly took the money from two cash kiosks at the Wind Creek Montgomery on August 10, according to a complaint filed in federal court. Records showed $100,800 was taken from one kiosk and $92,000 was taken from the second, an FBI agent stated in an affidavit.

A second man, who is a former employee of the casino, also was accused of participating in the crime. But he was dismissed from the complaint on Friday, The Montgomery Advertiser reported, after federal prosecutors filed a motion to remove him from the case.

But a federal magistrate warned Jory D'Michael Travunn Dumas that he could be charged in the future, the paper reported. He is Pettiway's nephew, the paper said.

According to the FBI affidavit, Pettiway accessed the cash kiosks by taking keys that had been left on top of one of the machines by an employee. That employee has not been accused of participating in the crime at this point.

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