Two women busted for illegal gambling operation in north Phoenix

Posted at 2:55 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 21:14:54-05

Two women are behind bars in connection to a illegal gambling operation in north Phoenix, police said.

On Jan 1, police began and undercover operation into CJ's Little Bit of Everything, near 35th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. 


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Undercover officers reportedly observed customers playing casino style games at computer stations on gaming websites.

Police said the portals to these sites are subscription based with the subscribing business getting a share of the profits from gambling losses.

Police report that the operations moved in early February from the 35th Avenue location to another location near 12th and Dunlap avenues.

Police say they observed 32-year-old Destiny Monique Ojeda unlocking the door to the business and allowing customers to enter. They also saw another woman, 44-year-old Charece Yvonne Bryant, working at the facility.

Arizona Public Service records showed electrical power was provided to the location in the name of Bryant.

Both women were arrested simultaneously on Feb. 22 at their respective homes. They are both being charged with multiple gambling-related crimes.