A 27-year-old woman in Las Vegas was arrested for allegedly breaking into her date’s hotel room and making off with over $50,000 in cash and casino chips. The incident, which took place after a U2 concert, sheds light on the dangers associated with online dating platforms and “sugar daddy” arrangements.
The victim, a man in his 50s, reported the theft to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after realizing that his substantial sum of money and gambling chips had disappeared. According to reports, he had met Hailey McNally through the dating site “Seeking Arrangement” roughly five weeks before the incident. The nature of their relationship was described as that of a “sugar daddy” arrangement, with the man agreeing to pay McNally $2,500 in exchange for spending a weekend with him at Caesars Palace.
On the evening of Friday, October 13, McNally and the man enjoyed dinner and pool time together. After he became intoxicated, she put him to bed and the next morning received $400 from him for gambling, which she turned into over $3,000 in winnings.
As trust seemed to develop, McNally requested to store her purse in the man’s safe, and he reportedly gave her the combination verbally. However, things took a troubling turn during their visit to a U2 concert at the newly opened Sphere. McNally left the concert early, claiming she needed to use the restroom. When she failed to return, the man texted her, expressing concern about her well-being. McNally did not respond, leading him to return to their hotel room, where he discovered his substantial losses – $50,000 in cash and $7,000 in gambling chips.
The victim promptly contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who later identified Hailey McNally as the prime suspect in the case. Authorities located McNally on West Sahara Avenue on October 17 and took her into custody. A search warrant for her apartment revealed $11,700 in cash and $5,200 in Caesars Palace casino chips.
As a result of the investigation, Las Vegas court records indicate that McNally is facing charges of residential burglary and grand larceny for an amount exceeding $25,000 but less than $100,000. She posted bond on October 18.
This incident serves as a cautionary tale about the potential risks associated with online dating platforms and the importance of exercising vigilance when sharing personal information, even in seemingly trust-based relationships. It also highlights the necessity of ensuring one’s safety and financial assets when engaging in such arrangements.