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Three Arrested in Connection with Casino Investigation

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Special Enforcement Operations Bureau (SEOB) Agents arrested and charged three men with several felony charges stemming from an investigation at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs.

The investigation began in March of this year by DCI Agents at the casino. A pit boss/gaming floor supervisor, dealer and patron are facing felony charges related to conspiracy at a roulette table at the casino, which took place over a several week time period. It is believed that the three worked together to move chips to winning numbers and other cheating moves which allowed the patron to earn thousands of dollars illegally each time.  The three would allegedly split the earnings afterwards. A total of over $20,000 was illegally obtained by these individuals.

The following individuals have been arrested and charged:

Jonathan Rumery, 28, of Omaha, Nebraska (Pit Boss/Gaming Floor Supervisor): One (1) count of: Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a Class B Felony; Theft 1st Degree, a Class C Felony; Conspiracy to Commit Non-Forcible Felony, a Class D Felony; Cheating or Alter Outcome of Game, a Class D Felony.

Cody Schroeder, 28, Council Bluffs, Iowa (Patron): One (1) count of: Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a Class B Felony; Theft 1st Degree, a Class C Felony; Conspiracy to Commit Non-Forcible Felony, a Class D Felony; Cheating or Alter Outcome of Game, a Class D Felony.

Jonathan Waugh, 24, Council Bluffs, Iowa (Dealer): One (1) count of Cheating or Alter of Game, a Class D Felony.

Media contact: Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of Special Enforcement Operations Bureau: David Dales at (402) 651-5164.

Jonathan Rumery, 28


Cody Schroeder, 28

Jonathan Waugh, 24
Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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