California: Former ‘Hustler Casino Live’ employee, accused of stealing $15,000 in poker scandal, eludes arrest

California: Former ‘Hustler Casino Live’ employee, accused of stealing $15,000 in poker scandal, eludes arrest

Article brief provided by Los Angeles Times
  • Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2022 2:49 PM
  • Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
  • California
  • Commercial Casinos

Gardena Police Department officers attempted to arrest a former employee of “Hustler Casino Live” who is accused of stealing $15,000 in chips from a poker player last month, but they were unable to locate him after an all-day search Wednesday, lead detective Hugo Gualotuna said.

The department had been planning to arrest Bryan Sagbigsal, 24, on suspicion of grand theft, Gualotuna said.

Officers began looking for Sagbigsal at 7 a.m. in Long Beach. At his last known address — his then-girlfriend’s father’s home — they were told Sagbigsal had been kicked out two weeks ago and that the family was not given a forwarding address. Gualotuna said calls to Sagbigsal’s cellphone were not answered.