NC man pleads guilty to defrauding W.Va. casino

MARTINSBURG (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to using a counterfeit credit card and photo ID to get obtain cash advances at West Virginia’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says 39-year-old Titus Lavell Lee of Wilmington, N.C., appeared Thursday before U.S. Magistrate David Joel in Martinsburg.

Lee agreed to repay the Eastern Panhandle casino $27,500 as part of his plea agreement and is free on bond until sentencing for the 2010 scam.

He could get up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

Earlier this week, three others from North Carolina and New York pleaded guilty to similar charges.

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