Deputies: Man caught with video poker machines

videopokerROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County man is accused of running an illegal gambling operation.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 74-year-old Peter Thomas MacMillan of Sanford Street on Jan. 12, following an undercover investigation.

Investigators say they found four video poker machines.

“We got complaints from the community and our officers investigated and made an arrest,” Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr. said Tuesday.

MacMillan was charged with one misdemeanor count each of operating or possessing slot machines and allowing gaming tables on his premises and released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

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