(FLORENCE, KY) -- The executive chef of Turfay Park Race Track has been arrested and charged with theft over allegations that he embezzled over $70,000 of Turfway Park money and gambled it away.
Kevin Kangas, 38, of Florence, was arrested Thursday morning.
Police say Kangas approached Turfway Park officials on Thursday morning and admitted he took money from petty cash and deposits over the past fiv weeks.
Kangas said each time he took money it was in an effort to win and then repay what he had previously taken and lost. He is being held in the Boone County Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond.
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