WEST WENDOVER – Police arrested two Utah residents on forgery charges Friday at the Rainbow casino.
Andrew Pham, 35, of West Valley, Utah was at the Rainbow casino when he approached the cashier’s cage to cash a business check, and the cashier notified security believing it was forged, according to West Wendover police.
Another witness believed Pham to have a concealed firearm, and Pham was “patted down” to check for weapons.
Pham was arrested for being in possession of a weapon by an unauthorized person, carrying and concealing a knife without a permit, four counts of intent to enter a fictional check, four counts of forgery, obtaining money on a false pretense, and possession of a controlled substance. His bail was listed at $112,500.
Narron Polygam, 34, of West Jordan was interviewed by officers on the scene and found to be in possession of fraudulent checks. His bail was listed at $20,000.
The investigation recovered several credit cards and checks that had been reported stolen, and officers of the West Wendover police are continuing the investigation with other jurisdictions in the Salt Lake City area.