- Mar 26, 2013
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- Wilmington, DE
Recently, we found that a large number of Key West Resort & Casino chips had been stolen from the inventory, kept securely (we thought) at my house.
Last year, we added a deck and porch, and had any number of contractors from various trades at the house, and two different house sitters. This year, we discovered over 500 of our $5 chips had "gone missing" when we conducted an inventory.
Because the number of stolen Key Wests went from zero to 1,091 in 24 months, I'm posting this list of stolen Key West chips, with the circumstances and breakdown in each case. I doubt they'll ever turn up, but in case they land on E-bay or Craigslist, it will keep someone here from buying them and allowing the thief to profit.
April, 2018: A box with 100 Key West chips was delivered to a customer's luxury condo in Los Angeles, but was left by the U.S. Postal Service outside the door in a hallway and stolen. Breakdown: 20 x $1 (white); 65 x $5, 15 x $25.
August, 2019: A box containing 100 Key West chips was shipped to a customer in Tennessee. It tracked to the U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in Philadelphia, PA, but stopped there. Weeks later, I received notice from the postal service that the box was "found separated from its contents" inside the sorting facility. It was a small flat rate box, sealed on all sides, and would require a knife to cut open. Breakdown: 40 x $5; 40 x $25; 20 x $100. The theft was investigated by the Postal Inspection Service, but the chips were not recovered.
January, 2019: A check of the inventory found three boxes of $500 (300 chips) missing
January, 2020: A check of the inventory found 548 x $5 chips missing during construction. (This actually contributed to a shortage of $5 chips and stopped sales for a couple of months until our new order from Classic Poker Chips arrived.)
April, 2020: A check of the inventory found 32 x blue $1 chips, 3 x $2, and 8 x "Bounty" chips were missing.