On Tuesday, Auburn Police arrested Rifat Hassan for conspiracy to promote gambling and possession of a gambling device.

Officers initiated an investigation involving an illegal gambling operation located at a business in the 2400 block of East Glenn Avenue. Detectives executed a search warrant at the business last week.

During the search, multiple gambling machines were recovered. Robert Levett, 62, from Auburn, was the sole employee operating the business at the time of the search warrant, and he was arrested for conspiracy to promote gambling.

During the investigation, currency was seized from the gambling machines, and detectives recovered evidence showing that the machines were used to yield illegal profits. Rifat Hassan was identified as the business owner and beneficiary of the illicit proceeds generated from the gambling operation.

According to the complaint, officers recovered seven electronic gambling machines, one electronic gambling system, two security cameras, multiple gambling receipts, one Walther PDP, and one Hi-Point C-9, and collected $9,319 contained within the recovered gambling machines.

Hassan was transported to the Lee County Jail and held on a $600 bond.

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