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A blackjack dealer at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino is accused of paying thousands of dollars in fraudulent winnings to a group of card players last month in a cheating conspiracy authorities say amounted to more than $32,000.

State Police are searching for the dealer, Breana Lewis, 24, of New Orleans, who has been at large for three weeks. Investigators also took out arrest warrants for the four players, who forfeited thousands of dollars in cash and chips to the casino after security personnel confronted them.

Lewis, who worked for the casino for about a year, had been expected to meet with investigators but failed to show up, and authorities “haven’t been able to locate her in the New Orleans metro area,” said Melissa Matey, a State Police spokeswoman.

The dealer’s whereabouts remained unknown late Monday, and efforts to reach her for comment were unsuccessful.

The scheme unfolded during two late-night sessions — on May 17 and May 22 — when four players “who appear to personally know each other and personally know Lewis” played at the casino, according to court documents.

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