Man taken into custody in $150,000 theft from Maryland Live Casino

A 21-year-old Southeast Washington man has been taken into custody in connection with a six-figure theft from a Maryland casino, authorities said.

An audit at the Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, apparently conducted Wednesday, showed about $150,000 missing from a money room, the Anne Arundel County police said. They said surveillance video showed a man placing a stack of $100 bills into his shirt.

After an arrest warrant was obtained, the man was found in the District, county police said. They said a search revealed more than $34,000 stuffed in his socks and trousers.

County police said a gym bag found in the trunk of a car linked to a friend of the suspect contained $100,400 in cash. They said Willie Herbert Washington, of 57th Street SE, whom they described as a casino employee, was taken into custody.

Online D.C. court records indicated that he was presented in Superior Court on Thursday. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2, the records said.

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