A Pennsylvania man is scheduled to appear in the Town of Nichols court later this month after New York State Police said he stole several hundred dollars worth of chips from a poker table at Tioga Downs.
According to police, a woman had left the chips to hold her spot at the table. Investigators found that 53-year-old Edward J. Gallis of Olyphant showed up at the table near the victim’s spot with his own chips, knocked over a stack of chips and then collected both his and the victim’s chips before cashing out and leaving the casino. When the victim returned, a new dealer was at the table.
Troopers were able to track down Gallis, who then turned himself in to police on Tuesday. He was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 24.