Former World Series of Poker winner busted in prostitution sting

Friday March 15th, 2013

A former winner of the World Series of Poker was arrested in a male prostitution sting at a North Carolina hotel earlier this week, reports WTVD, a Raleigh-Durham, N.C. television station.

A Wake Forest Police Department spokesperson said Greg Raymer was one of six men who went to the hotel when they responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website often used by prostitutes.

Raymer, 48, who is nicknamed "Fossilman" and known for wearing lizard-eye hologram glasses during poker events, won the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event.

"The locations prostitutes choose for this type of criminal activity vary and seldom remain the same for more than a couple of days at a time, which makes enforcement difficult,” Police Chief Jeffrey Leonard said in a statement. “In this instance, we conducted the operation at a local hotel with its full cooperation. We are not aware of this type of criminal activity ever occurring at the hotel. Our officers selected the hotel for the undercover operation at random."
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