Two women involved in Club C theft plead guilty

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Two women involved in the theft of about $3,200 worth of promotional vouchers from Club C have pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement and are now awaiting their sentence.

Alvagene Delos Santos and Cherie Delos Santos, who are accused of conspiring to rob the Club C gaming establishment in Chalan Kanoa of about $3,200 worth of promotional vouchers in 2018, pleaded guilty last Wednesday before Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph Camacho.

Both women were facing two charges: conspiracy to commit theft and theft. They pleaded guilty to the theft charge only; the conspiracy to commit theft charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement.

The two women, who went to court out of custody, were remanded back to the Department of Corrections to await their sentencing hearing.

Camacho scheduled both women to appear before the court for sentencing on April 12, 2019 at 9am.

During the change of plea hearing, both women admitted their roles in the theft and also confessed to splitting about $7,000 among themselves.

Alvagene told the court that, as an employee of the establishment, she printed over $3,200 worth of promo vouchers, contacted Cherie to come by the gaming establishment, and gave her the printed vouchers to play and cash out.

The only way to get promo vouchers is to be selected as a raffle winner during one of Club C’s raffle drawings.

Cherie told the court that she was contacted by Alvagene to meet her at the Club C gaming establishment and she’d give her vouchers to play and they could split the winnings.

Cherie told the court that she played the vouchers, cashed out her winnings of over $7,000, and split the money between herself and Alvagene.

The women will serve five years, all suspended except for zero or one year.

Alvagene and Cherie will also pay restitution to Club C of $6,156.50 after their probation of three years.

Alvagene is represented by lawyer Victorino Torres, while Cherie is represented by chief public defender Doug Hartig. Acting chief prosecutor Heather Barcinas represented the government.

The court did not indicate if both women are related.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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