DATE Agents Charge Berlin Man & Seize 3 Illegal Gambling Machines From FI Restaurant

Mar 27, 2013 -- 6:28pm

DATE Agents have arrested a 38 year old Maryland man who is accused of supplying illegal gambling machines to an area bar.  Michael Strickland of Eastern Coin Machine Company was first arrested a month ago – and now faces additional charges after a recent traffic stop by Delaware State Police.  Strickland was found with several cartons of untaxed cigarettes and when DATE Agents investigated they also found a legal non-gambling game in the truck, but they also found paperwork that showed Strickland was still providing illegal gambling machines to Charlie’s Bayside Restaurant in Fenwick Island.  Agents went into the restaurant with a warrant and seized three machines.  It was also found that Eastern Coin Machine Company has been operating in Delaware without a Delaware Business License.

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