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LINCOLN CITY—Surveillance camera footage quickly shredded a Chicago man’s denial of stealing a wallet inside Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

Lincoln City Police were called to the casino on Aug. 3 after a man reported the theft of his wallet containing $600 from the gaming floor. Casino security personnel showed the responding officer surveillance footage of Michael Alan Banks, 40, of Cincinnati, Ohio picking up the victim’s wallet when it was left on a machine.

According to a probable cause affidavit, when confronted by police in the casino parking lot, Banks claimed to have picked the wallet up off the floor and then tossed it on a nearby gaming machine before leaving the casino.

Banks allegedly admitted to taking the wallet after informed that video footage showed him taking the wallet from the machine, putting it in his back pocket and walking out the door. Banks told police he threw the wallet in an outside trashcan near his vehicle.

The wallet was recovered and Banks was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail charged with Theft II.

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Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.

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