NASHUA —- A Massachusetts man working as a poker dealer at a city casino was arrested Tuesday for allegedly steering winning hands to a player he was working with, police allege.

According to Nashua police, about 1:14 p.m. officers arrested Christopher Hopf, 40, of 30 Lancaster Road, Shirley, Mass., on a warrant for theft by deception, a Class A felony.

According to police, on Oct. 16, 2018, police responded to Boston Billiard Club and Casino, 55 Northeastern Blvd., to investigate a report of employee stealing. It’s alleged that Hopf was manipulating the cards to help a player he was acting in concert with, say police. Warrants were issued for theft for both Hopf and the unidentified player.

A Class A Felony is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and fines. Hopf was released on personal recognizance bond and is to be arraigned March 21 at Hillsborough County Superior Court South.