Lake Charles – On May 16, 2019, Troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division received information about multiple incidents of credit card fraud and attempted credit card fraud at two Southwest Louisiana casinos.
The initial report of credit card fraud was filed by a private company that employed 34-year-old David Allen Hass of Pasadena Texas. The report stated Hass used a company credit card assigned to him, to make three cash advance transactions from an ATM located at a local casino in March of 2019, totaling over fourteen thousand dollars.
In May of 2019, Hass attempted to make four cash advance transactions at an ATM machine located at another casino, but the transactions were declined.
Through further investigation, Troopers were able to locate Hass sitting at a slot machine located in the high limits area within the casino. Hass’s identity was confirmed by using surveillance footage obtained from an ATM where the cash was obtained. During questioning, Hass admitted to making the transactions and the attempted transactions at both ATM locations.
Hass was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center on a warrant from Calcasieu Parish charging him with 3 counts of credit card fraud and 4 counts of attempted credit card fraud. His bond was set at $100,000.00