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Poker party busted by the cops in San Mateo

Police in San Mateo County, Ca., raided an illegal organized poker game.

Poker party busted by the cops in San Mateo San Mateo County police has raided an illegal poker game after several month of surveillance and arrested two of the organizers. According to reports, Cutberto Cardenas of San Mateo and Patricia Kathleen McCoy of Burlingame were arrested as part of an organized weekly poker tournament investigation, which had started several months ago. The cops had the house under surveillance of the home, located on Lexington Avenue, after the neighbors complained of the excessive traffic going in and out of the house. It turned out that the owners organized weekly poker games with a $25 to $55 buy-in with an extra $5 "refreshment" fee and used a website to lure poker players to join.

 During the raid authorities seized poker tables, playing cards, poker chips and over $1,300 in cash. A 13-year-old was also present in the house during the raid and was taken into custody by San Mateo County Child Protective Services. According to the report, Cardenas was charged with fraudulently obtaining money under false pretences and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. McCoy was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

 Published on 01/15/2008

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