How online gamblers unmasked cheaters
In the wild, wild west, when a poker player was caught cheating it was a capital offense, with the punishment quickly dispensed right across the card table. But today if you're caught cheating in the popular and lucrative world of Internet poker, you may get away scot-free.
At least that seems to be what is happening in the biggest scandal in the history of online gambling. A small group of people managed to cheat players out of more than $20 million.
And it would have gone undetected if i ...
Dec 1, 2008, 2:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida men charged with lottery ticket theft
Two Jacksonville men are facing felony charges over a stolen lottery ticket that was redeemed for $20,000, according to a police report.
Kenneth R. Hayes, 55, and James C. Picray, 47, were charged Friday with dealing in stolen property, according to police records. Picray was also charged with grand theft, according to the records.
An arrest report said several books of lottery tickets were stolen since last month from the Kangaroo Express store at 5700 Philips Highway.
The report said ...
Nov 24, 2008, 9:28 am - Lottery News forum
N.Y. lottery winner and tenant fight thief
Homeowner to invest in security system, cameras after harrowing incident
Police nab pellet-pistol-packing suspect
Just because he won $10 million in the lottery, Gary Owens said, that doesn't mean he's got a house full of cash.
Owens suspects a gun-bearing would-be thief who forced his way into Owens' home at 3:30 a.m. Friday thought he was going to claim a share of the jackpot.
A man came to his door saying his name was Tony and he was there to repay $1,500 Owens had allowed him to ...
Oct 6, 2008, 11:25 am - Lottery News forum
Two get bail in Ontario lottery jackpot theft case
Mother, daughter freed amid accusations they stole $3.5M ticket
A Windsor woman accused of taking her 81-year-old husband's $3.5 million winning lottery ticket and the daughter who cashed it in were released on bail in Ontario court Thursday.
Mary Patricia Moore, 59, and daughter Bobbie-Jo Arnold, 39, were arrested Wednesday for fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, false pretenses and uttering a forged document. Arnold signed the winning ticket and claimed the April ...
Oct 3, 2008, 9:23 am - Lottery News forum
Windsor mother, daughter face $3.5M lottery fraud charge
The Ontario Provincial Police arrested a Windsor, Ont., woman and her daughter on Wednesday on charges of stealing her husband's winning multimillion-dollar lottery ticket.
The police began their investigation when Bobbi-Jo Arnold, 39, attempted to claim the $3.5 million prize from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation on April 4.
Her mother Mary Patricia Moore, 59, and other family members accompanied her to the OLGC's Toronto office.
Shortly after the two made the claim, Moore's ...
Oct 3, 2008, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum
Nine Israelis arrested for US lottery scam
US federal agents and Israeli police arrested nine Israelis in Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan on Friday on charges that they bilked New Yorkers out of more than $2 million through a lottery telemarketing scam.
They are accused of cold-calling people in New York from a boiler-room operation in Ramat Gan and asking them to wire as much as $40,000 to Israel to claim nonexistent international sweepstakes prizes.
The ring targeted senior citizens, who were told that the calls were coming from a New Yor ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery cash frozen as family feuds over winnings
Since celebrating a $3.5 million lottery win earlier this year, a Windsor, Ontario, family has been torn apart with an elderly man accusing his wife and stepdaughters of conspiring to hide the winnings from him.
Retired carpenter Gerald Moore, 81, filed a lawsuit saying he bought the ticket. His homemaker wife of 10 years, Mary Patricia Moore, 59, says it was her daughter's ticket.
To complicate matters, the suit was filed by Mr. Moore a month after Ms. Moore filed for divorce, and police ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Husband's signature could have averted lottery lawsuit
A legal battle over ownership of a $3.5 million winning lottery ticket could have been averted by one simple act the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation strongly recommends signing the ticket.
We very strongly recommend players sign the ticket at the time they buy the ticket, said Don Pister, a commission spokesman. Do it when you purchase the ticket. Don't wait until you know it's won a prize.
An 81-year-old Windsor man is suing his 59-year-old wife, claiming she stole his winning ti ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Police: Store clerk conned La. lotto winner out of $800,000
A lottery loser may have been a big winner after all.
A joint investigation by Louisiana State Police and the state's Lottery Corporation determined on Wednesday that a clerk at a Belle Chasse convenience store conned a jackpot winner out of his ticket and a payoff of $800,000.
The purchase of the ticket took place in late May, according to local media sources.
When the owner brought the ticket back to the store to claim his prize, the clerk allegedly told him he was mistaken and kept t ...
Sep 26, 2008, 11:29 pm - Lottery News forum
D.C. fines lottery operator $1.4M in ticket scam
GTECH Corp., the operator of many government lotteries worldwide, was fined $1.4 million by the District of Columbia this month over charges that its subcontractors or a partner firm hacked into the district's lottery system and printed winning tickets for themselves two years ago.
The fine, which GTECH calls a blatantly political move, comes as the firm is locked in a long battle to retain the New Jersey contract it has held for more than two decades.
GTECH and its Washington, D.C., partn ...
Sep 26, 2008, 9:56 am - Lottery News forum