West Sacramento, CA asked in Gaming, Criminal Law and Employment Law for California

Q: Hello I’m not sure if you’ll be able to answer my question but I work in a casino(dealer)and my AirPods were dropped out

… of my pocket while I was dealing(3/6/23)and they were picked up by a supervisor and he gave them to a security guard to be put in lost in found. The next day I go to lost in found and they said they have no log for any AirPods being turned in and to check back in a couple days. So I come back two days later and they are still missing. I talked to my manger and he said they can’t do anything about it and they are MIA for now. My question is they can’t do anything like look at the cameras or do anything even though it’s in there possession? (I have the time, date, and where it went missing, in case they can go back and look at who it was given to)

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you believe that your AirPods were stolen by a supervisor or anyone else who had access to them, you may want to report the incident to the casino's security department and/or to the police. They may be able to investigate the matter and potentially identify the person responsible.

In terms of the casino's liability for your lost AirPods, it may depend on their policies and procedures for handling lost and found items. If they have a policy that requires them to log and track lost items, and they failed to do so in this case, they may be held responsible for the value of the lost AirPods. However, if they have a policy that disclaims liability for lost items or if they can show that they made reasonable efforts to locate and return the AirPods, their liability may be limited or non-existent.

In terms of the cameras, the casino may have surveillance cameras that could potentially show who picked up the AirPods and what they did with them. However, the casino may not be obligated to provide you with access to the camera footage unless you have a legal claim against them and obtain a court order for the footage.

It may be worth speaking to an attorney who specializes in employment or personal injury law to better understand your legal rights and options in this situation.

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