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Millions of dollars of fake poker chips clog toilet

Millions of dollars of fake poker chips clog toilet

By Associated Press. CREATED Jan 24, 2014

 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Talk about a royal flush!

 
A clogged pipe at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino has led to the discovery of $2.7 million in counterfeit poker chips that had been flushed down a toilet.
 
Authorities say a Fayetteville, N.C., man sneaked fake chips into a poker tournament at Atlantic City's Borgata casino, leading to the cancellation of one of its events last week.
 
Christian Lusardi was arrested Friday on charges including theft and rigging a public contest. It's unknown if he has a lawyer.
 
New Jersey state police say the investigation began when workers at Harrah's Resort went to unclog a sewer pipe in Lusardi's hotel room. The workers found $2.7 million in counterfeit Borgata chips.
 
Borgata officials then found 160 fake chips at their event.