A Chula Vista police officer who tried to cheat an East County gaming house by padding his bets pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor capping charge and was sentenced to probation.
Jesus Angel Salazar, 30, also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI and admitted that his blood-alcohol level was .15 percent or higher when he was stopped April 9 at the Sycuan Casino, said Deputy District Attorney Nicole Roth.
Authorities said Salazar was playing blackjack at Sycuan on June 2 when he was caught "capping," or surreptitiously adding chips to a winning wager after a round of play was complete.
As part of his plea, Judge Sharon Majors-Lewis ordered Salazar to stay away from Sycuan during his three-year probationary period.
In the DUI case, Salazar was fined and ordered to complete a drunk driving conviction program and perform 10 days of public work service, the prosecutor said.
Salazar, a nine-year veteran of the Chula Vista Police Department, resigned from the force on June 30.
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