Authorities issued an arrest warrant Friday for Ted Forrest, a Las Vegas gambler with six World Series of Poker bracelets. Forrest has cashed for $6.3 million dollars in poker tournaments over his life, but all this seems to be not enough: Forrest was charged with two felonies: drawing and passing a check without sufficient funds with the intent to defraud and theft.
The defendant is identified as William Edward Forrest in the complaint, which claims he had insufficient funds when he tried to pass two checks totaling $215,000 between Oct. 28, 2012, and May 17, 2013, at Wynn Las Vegas. According to Clark County District Court papers, Forrest signed a confession of judgment in 2013 that stated he owed Wynn $270,000. He had agreed to make 10 monthly payments of $10,000 and one payment of $170,000. Court records indicate he had not complied with the agreement as of July 2015, but the case was ultimately closed.
In September 2015, The Mirage filed a lawsuit claiming Forrest still owed $40,500 from a 2013 loan of $100,000. A judge ruled in the casino’s favor, but it is unclear whether Forrest paid the debt.