2010-07-29 / Local & State

Counterfeit Chips - NJ Man Charged With Passing Fake Chips In Pa.

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) – A New Jersey man is in custody charged with passing counterfeit chips at a northeastern Pennsylvania casino just days after the resort began offering table games.

Police say 61-year-old Frank George Dellisanti, of East Hanover, N.J., is charged with passing at least 19 fake $100 chips at the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Pocono Mountains.

Authorities say Dellisanti was arrested at a campground in Stroudsburg. Investigators say he passed fake chips at various tables on Saturday, less than a week after Mount Airy began offering table games.

Dellisanti was arraigned Thursday on charges of receiving stolen property and violations of the amusements code. He is being held on $75,000 bail. It was not clear if he had an attorney.

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