Man charged with fraud for fixing New York synagogue bingo game
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Man charged with fraud for fixing New York synagogue bingo game

Police accuse 71-year-old Neil Simon Gross of taking advantage of his position to change outcomes of games, stealing at least $1,000

Illustrative: Bingo Chairman Mike Muldoon removes old instructions from a game board at the Elks Lodge in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 27, 2007. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Illustrative: Bingo Chairman Mike Muldoon removes old instructions from a game board at the Elks Lodge in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 27, 2007. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

The caller at a suburban New York synagogue’s bingo game has been charged with fraud for fixing the games.

Neil Simon Gross, 71, turned himself into police last week after being charged with gaming fraud, according to Lohud.com, a local news site.

Gross, who calls out the numbers at the Yorktown Jewish Center in Westchester County, allegedly took advantage of the position to change the outcome of games.

Police were tipped off to the alleged crime and investigated Gross along with the New York State Gaming Commission. While the commission did not reveal the extent of Gross’ alleged crime, the felony charge implies that the value of the stolen cash exceeds $1,000.

Gross is due in court in September.

The Yorktown Jewish Center’s website said the bingo game was canceled this week.

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