WINDFALL AMUSEMENTS 777 CASINO ARREST
David Hutchinson Nahyun Hutchinson
PERSON(S) INVOLVED: David Scott Hutchinson, 50 years of age (male)
11060 Medlock Bridge Road,
John Creek, GA
Nayhyum Hutchinson, 49 year of age (female)
205 Eastwick Drive,
Sean Sang Lee, 49 year of age (male)
205 Eastwick Drive,
Matthew Kyle Shepherd, 35 year of age (male)
830 Lake Crest Drive,
- Pa Crimes Code / Title 18, section 911 (b)(3), Corrupt Organizations F-1
- Pa Crimes Code / Title 18, section, section 911 (b)(4), Corrupt Organizations F-1
- Pa Crimes Code / Title 18, section, section 5111 (a)(1), Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities, F-1
- Title 18, PA Crimes Code, section 903 (a)(1) – 5111 (a)(1), Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities (Criminal conspiracy), F-1
- Title 18, PA Crimes Code, section 5513 (a)(1) Gambling Device, Gambling ETC, M-1
- Title 18, PA Crimes Code, section 903 (a)(1) – 5513 (a)(1) Gambling Devices, Gambling ETC (Criminal conspiracy), M-1
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
During the months of February to August of 2020, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Berks County District Attorney’ Detectives conducted a joint investigation into illegal gambling at Windfall Amusements 777 Casino in Kenhorst, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The Windfall Amusements advertised on the internet and local billboards as an operable casino and it was opened to the public.
The investigation uncovered that Windfall Amusements was not a licensed casino and housed numerous illegal video gambling devices. During the investigation, undercover detectives purported themselves as patrons and made several cash transactions resulting in losses and gains from playing the illegal devices.
On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Berks County Detectives obtained search warrants for the Windfall Amusements 777 Casino, 1985 New Holland Road, Kenhorst and 205 Eastwick Drive, Exeter, in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The Exeter address was listed with the PA Department of Labor as the companies address. The search warrants were authorized by a Berks County Common Pleas Judge for both locations.
On Thursday, August 20, 2020, at approximately at 10:00 a.m., the Pennsylvania State Police and the Berks County Detectives executed the search warrants. Nahyun Hutchinson and Sean Lee were found at the Exeter location.
The following items were seized:
- 57 video gambling devices
- Computers and other related electric devices
- $67,768 in U.S. Currency
- Business related documents
- Financial related documents
- Documentation related to defendants, David Scott and Nahyun Hutchinson, Sean Sang Lee, and Matthew Kyle Shepard.
Subsequently, detectives determined that David Scott Hutchinson, Nahyun Hutchinson, Sean Sang Lee, and Matthew Kyle Shepard were identified as the owners and operators of the business.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, detectives filled the charges against David Scott Hutchinson, Nahyun Hutchinson, Sean Sang Lee, and Matthew Kyle Shepard before Magisterial District Judge Sandra Fegley.
On February 25, 2021, David Scott Hutchinson and Nahyun Hutchinson surrendered to the Berks County Detectives at their office. They were accompanied by their attorney and preliminarily arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Sandra Fegley. Each defendant’s bail was set at $40,000 unsecured.
At the time of this release, Sean Sang Lee and Matthew Kyle Shepard were still at large.
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.