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Women Charged For Cheating At Church Bingo, Investigators Say

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a church bingo night went awry after an allegation that two players had taped a called number onto their card to claim a bingo win.

Investigators say 71-year-old Teresa Davis and 38-year-old Keasha Brockington said they had the winning card carrying a prize of nearly $200 Thursday at Saint Maria Goretti Church Hall, but a church volunteer noticed that one of the winning numbers had been taped over the number on the card.

The Camden residents were charged with improper behavior under a borough ordinance.

A parish official says it’s the first issue in 20-plus years of bingo games at the church.

It wasn’t clear whether they had attorneys. A message left for Davis wasn’t immediately returned; a working number for Brockington couldn’t be found. Story