A Birmingham man who had won $40,000 at a Windsor casino lost almost half of it to U.S. authorities after allegedly failing to report his earnings. U.S. law states you must report anything over $10,000.
The man apparently tried to split his earnings, leaving a little over half at the Ontario casino that he won it from, and trying to cross back into the United States with the rest. Authorities figured out the scam after questioning the man and one of his friends. The government subsequently seized a little over $19,000 as punishment for the offence. No further charges are being mentioned.
OttawaCitizen.com, “Big winner at casino loses half at border.”