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Mid-Michigan Teacher pleads guilty to charity gambling violations

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A Mid-Michigan teacher has pled guilty to charitable gaming violations.

Theodore Tomczyk, 53, of Lapeer, pled guilty March 10. He teaches math and science at Lapeer High School.

Tomczyk pled guilty to unlawful distribution of charitable gaming proceeds and conspiracy to violate the Bingo Act, according to the Gaming Control Board.

The charges stem from an investigation involving charity poker events at Gloria’s Poker Palace in Burton from 2010 to 2013.

“The suspect and his coconspirator allegedly schemed ways to use charity poker games to skim money for their own use,” said Richard Kalm, executive director, Michigan Gaming Control Board.

As a part of Tomcyzk’s plea agreement, he had to pay $400 and was sentenced to three months of non-reporting probation. All other charges were dismissed.

Tomczyk admitted to conspiring with the school’s former softball coach, Mallory Jackson, according to the board.

Jackson was charged in January with embezzlement.

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