LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio -The owner of an Internet cafe on Belmont Avenue may be charged after a two-week probe into illegal gambling at his business came to a head Friday morning.
Police raided Belmont Sweeps, 3103 Belmont Avenue, at 10:20 a.m. Friday seizing slot machines and arresting two female employees.
Officers took 32 gambling machines, cash and documents from the business that was ordered to close.
Capt. Toby Meloro stresses that while the Internet cafe did have Internet gambling machines, the machines seized were actual slot machines.
Amber Almhaiat and Patricia Micochero, employees at Belmont Sweeps, are both charged with operating a gambling house and gambling. They are set to be arraigned in Girard Municipal Court.
Police tell 21 News they are contacting the owners for questioning, but they have not been charged with any crime.
Police say according to paperwork, Belmont Sweeps is owned by AMS Entertainment based out of Akron, and that the men listed as the owner of the company own at least four other locations in the Akron area.