Cops: Casino worker stole $20,000 on the job

A Harrah's Chester employee who worked in customer rewards was rewarding himself for the last eight months, to the tune of more than $20,000, according to state police.

Doel Socorro Medina, 43, of Philadelphia, who worked in the casino's Total Rewards department, had access to rewards coupons that are mailed out to members and can be redeemed for play on slot machines, according to a police investigator.

Around 1 a.m. on Saturday, casino surveillance captured Medina taking $4,320 worth of the coupons as he ended his shift, police said.

Medina was stopped by casino security as he tried to leave and he later admitted during police interviews that he had stolen an additional $16,000 over the course of the last eight months, according to police. He allegedly claimed he'd given the coupons to another, unidentified person.

Medina was arrested and charged with theft and related offenses. Police said he has been suspended from his job at Harrah's pending an investigation.