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World Series of Poker Winner Accused of Passing Bad Checks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A World Series of Poker champion with millions in winnings is wanted for passing bad checks.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that attorneys intend to ask a judge this week to recall an arrest warrant for gambler Ted Forrest.

The 51-year-old, who is estimated to have more than $6.3 million in tournament earnings, has been charged with drawing and passing a check without sufficient funds with the intent to defraud as well as theft.

According to a criminal complaint, Forrest allegedly tried to pass two checks worth $215,000 between October 2012 and May 2013 at Wynn Las Vegas.

Attorney Chris Rasmussen says the casino is turning a civil dispute into a criminal one.

He also says Forrest was extended a line of credit to play on a casino marker.

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