Forrest Charged With Theft and Passing a Check Without Sufficient FundsPublished on September 3rd, 2016 5:52 pm EST
On Friday afternoon, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that an arrest warrant had been issued for six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ted Forrest.
According to the article, Forrest is being charged with drawing and passing a check without sufficient funds with the intend to defraud and theft.
According to the criminal complaint, Forrest allegedly passed two bad checks to Wynn Las Vegas in 2012 and 2013. The checks, which totalled $215,000, bounced as Forrest reportedly had insufficient funds to cover the transactions.
Forrest and his lawyer don't believe that any money is owed and they will ask for the judge to recall the arrest warrant next week.
Ted Forrest has over $6.3 million in total lifetime tournament cashes, with his largest score coming in 2007 when he took down the Bay 101 Shooting Stars event for $1,100,000.
Forrest is one of the few players who has been able to win three World Series of Poker bracelets in one year, as he took down the $1,500 Seven Card RAZZ, $1,500 Omaha 8 or Better and $5,000 Seven Card Stud bracelets in 1993.
Forrest made news in 2010 when he won a multi-million dollar weight loss bet against Mike "The Mouth" Matusow. Forrest and Matusow agreed that if Forrest could go from 188 pounds to under 140 pounds in just over two months, Matusow would pay out $2,000,000. Forrest ended up winning the bet, though he claims that Matusow has only paid a small fraction of the money that is owed.
Source: ReviewJournal.com - Arrest Warrant Issued for Six-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner in Bad Check Case
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