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Fugitive accused of stealing to pay for gambling debt

Posted at 7:22 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 22:22:47-04

The District Attorney's Office is looking for a man who they say let a gambling habit get so far out of control that he ended up committing nearly three dozen felonies.

Stephen Chitren is wanted on 33 counts of theft. Between 2012 and 2015, District Attorney Steve Wolfson says he ripped off United Blood Services to the tune of $128,000 with company-issued credit cards.

"He was going down to a couple of local bars, the Copper Keg and the Tap House, and he was using these credit cards to get cash advances in amounts from $100 anywhere up to $600," Wolfson explained.

According to Wolfson, it all began with a gambling problem. Chitren got so deep, he started stealing from a company where he'd worked for 20 years.

If you've seen Stephen Chitren, or any other fugitive, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 and you could be eligible for a cash reward.