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Brothers Mohammed Busted for Bilking Bank Machines in Britain to Build WSOP Bankroll

Mohammed Irfan and Mohammed Imran charged with stealing ATM money from HBOS for poker bankrollTwo poker playing brothers named Mohammed Imran and Mohammed Irfan were arrested in Scotland for swindling thousands of dollars from ATMs with plans to use the money to take on the "world's best poker players" at the 2008 World Series of Poker, according to the Daily Record.

"They exploited a loophole in the ATM system to carry out the scam, which saw them originally being accused of stealing almost £500,000.

But yesterday, the swindlers admitted stealing £154,640 using an expired HBOS bank card.

The brothers planned to splash the cash in Las Vegas casinos, gambling against some of the world's top poker players.

They wanted to play in a series of high-stake competitions including the Annual World Series of Poker in the city's Rio Hotel."

Apparently the two Mohammeds were regulars at the poker tables in Las Vegas and had both cashed in World Series of Poker events in the past. The Mohammed by the name of Imran finished 32nd in the $1,000 NLH event at the 2005 WSOP. The other Mohammed, Irfan, ended up 19th in the same event that year and has racked up winnings in several other tournaments, amassing just over $70K in career cashes.

Now we know what you're thinking. Two guys named Mohammed, they have to be terrorists. No question. Just by name alone. In fact, the one even has the exact same name as a Guantanamo detainee. Uh hello, can you say guilty!

Oh, you weren't thinking that. Yeh, we weren't either.

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