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Suspects Arrested in Disappearance of Tony from 5Dimes

January 14, 2019
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Updated: 9/16/19

As we reported back in October, the owner and operator of offshore sportsbook 5Dimes was kidnapped and feared dead. Since then, the information coming out of Costa Rica has been nil. Law enforcement there had asked the media to not release any information they were getting because the situation was fluid and they were tracking the suspects.

Costa Rican officials were able to track the kidnappers from Costa Rica to Cuba. The suspects then fled to Spain. Early Monday morning on January 12, 2019, the Spanish authorities, along with Costa Rican officers, arrested three individuals in Zaragoza, Spain. They also then arrested nine other individuals thought to be tied to the case.

“5Dimes Tony” aka William Sean Creighton is an American ex-pat that had been operating the sportsbook in Costa Rica for the better part of 20 years. After his kidnapping, his wife and business manager arranged a ransom payment to the kidnappers for over $950K worth of Bitcoin, in hopes of getting Tony back alive. There is still no word on the whereabouts of Creighton.

Update 9/16/19