COVINA – An undercover investigation on illegal online gambling resulted in an arrest of one person and seizure of 36 gaming machines, the Covina Police Department reported.
Store manager Sheryl Duson of Hacienda Heights was arrested on suspicion of possessing slot devices after authorities served a search warrant at Quick Connect located at 900 block of North Citrus Avenue. She was charged with misdemeanor.
According to Detective Ryan Balsz, Quick Connect was registered in the California Secretary of State as an internet café which offered internet access and mobile accessories. However, it was revealed that it also offered online gambling by issuing pin numbers to customers.
Balsz said a customer can purchase 2000 points for $20 and then they would enter the pin number in the computer to play. If they win, they will redeem the points for cash.
Furthermore, Sgt. Jim McDonough told Quick Connect also had a wheel which offered spins to customers for additional points.
“We received several complaints about illegal Internet gambling in the city. Due to the complaints, detectives did an undercover operation,” McDonough said.
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