Report: Arrest Warrant Issued for Ted Forrest

According to an article published by the Las Vegas Review journal, Las Vegas authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ted Forrest.

Forrest was charged with two felonies: drawing and passing a check without sufficient funds with the intent to defraud and theft, according to the article:

The defendant is identified as William Edward Forrest in the complaint, which claims he had insufficient funds when he tried to pass two checks totaling $215,000 between Oct. 28, 2012, and May 17, 2013, at Wynn Las Vegas.

According to Clark County District Court papers, Forrest signed a confession of judgment in 2013 that stated he owed Wynn $270,000. He had agreed to make 10 monthly payments of $10,000 and one payment of $170,000. Court records indicate he had not complied with the agreement as of July 2015, but the case was ultimately closed.

In September 2015, The Mirage filed a lawsuit claiming Forrest still owed $40,500 from a 2013 loan of $100,000. A judge ruled in the casino’s favor, but it is unclear whether Forrest paid the debt.

Forrest has over $6,3 million in total live tournament earnings and he has competed in some of the highest buy-in cash games in the world. He is also known for his wild prop bets in the poker world, and in 2014, Forrest claimed that fellow poker pro Mike Matusow owed him $1,7 million from a weight loss bet they made in 2010.

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