Two Cypress Bayou Casino administrators accused of computer fraud, stealing from business


CHARENTON — State troopers arrested the general manager and chief financial officer of Cypress Bayou Casino in Charenton Wednesday on allegations both played a role in stealing $5,700 from the business by manipulating its personnel database.

Anthony Patrone, the casino’s general manager, and Monte Spivey, its chief financial officer, each face counts of felony theft, computer fraud and obstruction of justice, State Police said in a news release.

Investigators determined Patrone and Spivey reactivated a former employee’s status with the casino and made it so the employee qualified for a $5,700 annual bonus, the release stated. The payout went to the former employee’s bank account.


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