An internal investigation conducted by the Chitmacha Tribe and Louisiana State Police has resulted in the arrest of two Cypress Bayou Casino officials.

Troopers with the LSP Gaming Enforcement Section arrested Anthony Patrone, General Manager, and Monte Spivey, Chief Financial Officer. Investigators determined that Patrone manipulated the casino’s personnel database to funnel funds to a former employee’s bank account. Spivey was an accomplice to the crime, removing the former employee’s name from records and concealing the transfer of funds.

Patrone and Spivey were arrested on charges of Felony Theft, Computer Fraud, and Obstruction of Justice. Both men were booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail.