Fort Myers business raided for illegal gambling

Slot machineFort Myers Police have booked two individuals on suspicion of facilitating illegal gambling. The two women were arrested at Bayshore Billiards, where the illicit activities took place. An undercover operation unveiled that the Fort Myers-based business featured real money slot machines.

Undercover operation

46-year-old Patti Capezzuto worked behind the bar and managed the payouts. The other woman who was arrested, 52-year-old Kathleen Weyrauch, is the owner of the billiards parlor. An undercover cop had witnessed how customers could spin the reels of five slot machines. He visited Bayshore Billiards five times.

Illegal gambling-related charges

Weyrauch failed to remove the gambling machines, despite warnings by authorities. The 52-year-old owner faces charges of facilitating illegal gambling, in addition to possession of unlicensed gambling machines. Capezutto faces charges of working at an illegal gambling parlor.
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