Banker arrested over bad checks to casinos
By Linda
A former banker who allegedly wrote $1.4 million in bad checks to Las Vegas casinos was arrested in southwest Florida, the Associated Press is reporting.

Carl Harnish, the former Naples branch president of US Trust, was arrested on a fugitive warrant Monday.

Harnish wrote the nine bad checks on an account at First National Bank of Naples to Caesars Palace and Bally's casinos from October 2001 to January 2002, said Dan Bowman, the chief deputy district attorney in Clark County. All the checks topped $100,000 each.

In June, top US Trust officials fired Harnish from his post as the head of the Naples branch. At the time, US Trust alerted state banking regulators about Harnish's termination, but officials did not disclose reasons for his firing.

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