An arrest warrant for Ted Forrest was issued last Friday by authorities. Forrest, 51, a six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner with more than $6.3 million in live tournament earnings, has been charged with theft and bad check charges.
According to the Las Vegas Review journal, Forrest attempted to pass two checks amounting to $215,000 between October 28, 2012, and May 17, 2013, at Wynn Las Vegas. Forrest signed a document in 2013 that stated that he owed Wynn $270,000 and that he agreed to make 10 monthly payments of $10,000 and one payment of $170,000. As of July 2015, court records indicate that he has not complied with the agreements. The case was eventually closed.
In September 2015, The Mirage filed a lawsuit that Forrest still owed $40,500 from a loan of $100,000 in 2013. A judge ruled in favour of the casino, but it's not know whether Forrest paid his debt.