SHAKOPEE – An elderly who allegedly made off with $200 within 45 minutes was arrested last week, authorities reported.
Duane L. Racle, 75, of Lake City, Florida was busted for scamming $200 during a rigged poker game at the Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. He was held under $50,000 bail.
According to authorities, on July 4, Racle along with three other seniors targeted a three-card poker table at the at the suburban Minneapolis gambling parlor.
The suspects called “senior foursome” cheat by suspect #1 distracting the dealer during the game while suspect #3 and suspect #4 palmed the cards and swap them under the table for winning combinations. Suspect #4 would then stand behind the suspect #3 and #4 in order to block their cheating from an overhead surveillance camera.
“They just came in, made a quick hit and were gone,” said Canterbury spokesman Jeff Maday.
Authorities are still in the lookout for Wildred Sanchez, 74, of Pembroke, Florida; James P. Minehan, 75, of Tamarac, Florida; and Nicholas R. Crowder. 77, of Ferndale, Michigan.
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