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'Vegas Dave' indicted on federal charges for misusing Social Security numbers

Posted at 8:49 PM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 02:37:02-04

The sports bettor commonly known as "Vegas Dave" has been federally indicted for the misuse of Social Security numbers.

The indictment filed Wednesday states that David Oancea misused the numbers when opening player accounts at casinos.

According to the indictment, there were nine different incidents at the Wynn and Westgate in 2015 and 2016. Court documents state that Oancea provided the businesses with "Social Security numbers assigned to others or to no one but represented the social security numbers were assigned to him."

Oancea also faces charges related to causing a financial institution to file a false report. Casinos are required to submit currency transaction reports when Oancea placed bets or collected winnings of more than $10,000.

Court records state Oancea caused Wynn and Westgate to submit at least 137 false currency transaction reports, using at least two Social Security numbers not assigned to him.

Earlier this year, Oancea won $2 million after the Atlanta Falcons won the NFC Championship although he missed out on $3 million he would have received had the Falcons won the Super Bowl. 

He's collected million of dollars on bets related to the Kansas City Royals' World Series win in 2015, along with the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl win in 2016, among others.