MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) - A former blackjack dealer at a Connecticut casino who authorities say overpaid players by $18,000 won't get prison time.

The Day reports that 47-year-old Alysia OLeary of Hopkinton, Rhode Island, received a suspended prison sentence and five years of probation Wednesday. She pleaded guilty to larceny and cheating.

Court documents state that Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police observed OLeary making 68 overpayments to a patron at a Foxwoods Resort Casino blackjack table in December 2016.

Mashantucket authorities had already been investigating OLeary and brought additional charges for past thefts. The state declined to prosecute those charges.

The patron was also arrested. Her case is sealed.

OLeary says she takes full responsibility and expressed remorse.

The judge told OLeary that if she steals so much as a toothpick she'll go to prison.

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