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Deputies make another arrest in sting
A dozen locked up for video gambling
Gautambhai Patel - photo by Photo courtesy of ECSO

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies arrested another man Friday in connection with Thursday's video gambling sting.

Deputies and officers from the three municipalities' police departments arrested 11 people Thursday. Deputies apprehended Gautambhai B. Patel, 56, of Rincon and charged him with commercial gambling and keeping a gambling place.

They also added more charges to Pravinabena Patel, adding felony commercial gambling and keeping a gambling place to his original charge of gambling.

Deputies seized 28 video gambling machines in the raid of seven stores across the county and are continuing to count the money found. That total is now well over $500,000.