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Man charged with rigging bingo games to win over $10K

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Posted at 7:42 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 07:42:50-05

MONROE, La. (AP) — The luck has ran out for a Louisiana man allegedly caught rigging bingo games to win more than $10,000. 

A Monroe Police arrest warrant says 43-year-old John Cook was recorded on video at a bingo hall manipulating a "Bonanza Bingo" game by handpicking the winning balls he wanted to play. The warrant says Cook did this four times and won thousands for three people, including his sister.

Winners were captured giving him money afterward.

Cook was booked Friday into the Ouachita Parish jail on charges of felony theft and failing to appear multiple times following his June 29 arrest.