ABC 15 Arizona – Police: Two charged for conducting $2 million gambling operation in Phoenix

News | November 28th, 2016

November 28, 2016

By Joe Enea

PHOENIX – Police have arrested a man and a woman after a 17-month long investigation.

According to reports, officials from the Arizona Department of Gaming infiltrated several “Sweepstake Internet Cafe” in the Phoenix area to investigate possible illegal gambling on computer style casino games.

They were making roughly $10,000 a week, totaling $2 million since June 2015.

The suspects have been identified as 39-year-old Joshua Wayne Melton and 39-year-old Ferrah Haydok.

Gaming agents arrested Haydok, Melton, and two others on November 16 after raiding several of their business locations.

Haydok and Melton have been charged with illegal control of an enterprise, money laundering, and promotion of gambling.

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