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Gamble Backfires at Casino

(Michigan City, IN) - An alleged roll of the dice by a La Porte man for free money turned up snake eyes. He was allegedly found with drugs after trying to pull a fast one at Blue Chip Casino recently.


According to police, Brett Pumroy on January 3 tried exchanging a counterfeit $100 bill for a real $100 bill at the casino.  Pumroy said one of the games was not accepting his bill and he wanted one the game would accept. However, a casino cashier was not fooled by the bill described as poor quality and called police.


When approached, police said the 36-year old Pumroy explained he received the bill as change for a couch he purchased.  Suspecting he was not telling the truth, police said Pumroy was escorted into an interview room to further the investigation. During a pat down search, a small bag containing a crystal like substance weighing six grams was recovered from one of his pockets.


Pumroy is charged with Level 6 Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Class A Misdemeanor Fraud.

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