Yet another cautionary tale about keeping your mind on your money and your money on your mind.
From the poker crime logs comes the tale of John Baca, 54, arrested by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s department for allegedly trying to steal poker chips from unsuspecting victims…right off the table.
Baca, who was trolling the Buffalo Thunder Resort poker room – which is a nice looking room by the way – may or may not have taken anything, but what he did do was lie to the cops telling them his names was Michael Sanchez.
According to Albuquerque Journal, Baca, despite his lie, was recognized by security for a previous trespass and he was snap booked on “criminal trespass and concealing identity charges.”
Turns out the guy who they thought was the victim actually left, so authorities can’t be sure (yet) if Baca got away with it. But he did have a notice barring him from the property (and thus the poker room) which landed him in the slammer.