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Sheriff: Wanted man arrested after weekend of excessive gambling

Barry Gray (Source: Switzerland County Jail) Barry Gray (Source: Switzerland County Jail)
Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump

TAYLORSVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man was arrested at Belterra Casino in Florence, IN on Sunday after gambling away thousands of dollars that didn't belong to him, according to investigators.

Barry Gray already was wanted in Kentucky for larceny. Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump said a homeowner paid Gray more than $100,000 for home improvements and that Gray took the money and ran instead of completing the work.

"It appears he does have a gambling problem," Stump said.

Gray, 47, was being watched closely by the Indiana Gaming Commission after a weekend visit to Belterra Casino, "because he was spending large amounts of cash money at the casino, well up in six digits," said Stump.

It didn't take investigators long to realize there was an active warrant for Gray's arrest in Spencer County. Stump said the homeowner Gray left with an empty wallet might not be his only victim.

"As I understand, he has also even been in other states," Stump said. "They have been looking at him for this same type of crime being committed; therefore, I would assume this is not his money. We appreciate the casino actually watching what's going on and getting a tip and actually helping out the police on this, so it worked out well."

Gray has been charged with theft numerous times in the past. He is currently behind bars in Switzerland County, IN. He is expected to be extradited back to Spencer County within the week. 

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