Thief That Stole $1.5 Million Worth Of Bellagio Chips Caught By RFID

Posted Feb 14, 2011

Anthony Carleo stole a lot of casino chips from the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 29 year old suspect stole about $1.5 million dollars worth of chips, but the value ended up getting reset to zero because there was RFID tags embedded in them.

The RFID tags built in to the chips that are between $100 and $25,000 can be immediately deactivated. Below is a video of the December 14th robbery. If a chip is stolen, then its ID can also be associated with theft in casino databases, making it impossible to redeem for cash. Carleo was arrested at the Bellagio on January 28th. He was taken in by officers after arranging a sting.