Police reported that woman from Jackson tried to escape around $10,000 gambling debt, faking her identity theft.
Diana Zolla, reported to the police that someone used her maiden name and created an account for playing online casinos in the US, accumulating huge loss of $9,565.
Her story raised questions and police investigators along with the New Jersey State Police’s Casino Gaming Bureau and the Financial Crimes Investigations Unit started to dig deeper and reviewed all the available banking, internet provider and gaming information, determining that she created the account herself.
After the discovering the lie, Zolla was charged with third-degree theft by deception. Currently, she is released before the next appearance in front of the Atlantic County Superior Court.
The Division of Gaming Enforcement reported that since online gambling in New Jersey became legal according to US gambling laws, over 291,000 accounts were created.
Colonel Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, commented: “People who gamble online may be tempted to fabricate an identity theft complaint in order to avoid paying their debt. This criminal activity can only make a bad situation worse.”