EPT Prague winner Jordan Saccucci has been named as one of four men wanted on burglary charges related to at least 30 homes in Canada.
Saccucci (33) won almost $1 million after topping a field of more than 900 players in the 2022 EPT Prague main event but, almost a year on, he’s facing criminal charges in his hometown of Mississauga, Canada.
According to a Halton Regional Police Service report filed on November 28, Saccucci and three other men are suspected of breaking into more than 30 residential properties. Police officers raided the alleged perpetrator’s homes last week and recovered a number of items but weren’t able to make any arrests.
Jordan Saccucci accused of stealing more than pots
Saccucci has been a regular on the poker tournament circuit since his first cash in 2016. His initial run of results in included seven WPT events and more than $150,000 in prize money. He’s continued to cash in events around the world ever since 2016, with his most recent result being a 153rd place finish for CA$2,200 ($1,598) in the 2023 WPT Global October Millions.
He’s best known, however, as the 2022 EPT Prague main event champion. Beating a stacked final table, which included pros such as Antoine Saout and Parker Talbot, earned Jordan Saccucci his biggest payday in poker. In fact, the $962,126 top prize was more than 10 times his previous biggest win.
Despite taking down one of PokerStars’ biggest live events and winning more than $1 million in his poker career, Jordan Saccucci appears to be funding his tournament buy-ins through illicit activities, according to local police officers. The police report says Saccucci, along with Marcel Blackburn (37), Paul Nkrumah (36), and Dumark Lindsay (41), used masks, hoodies, and gloves to disguise themselves.
On most occasions, the quartet were allegedly able to break in and steal various items without being spotted. However, the report notes that, on occasion, they were confronted by members of the public. On those occasions, they claimed to be in the area doing construction work before fleeing the scene.
Saccucci won’t be at EPT Prague
Officers at Halton Regional Police Service have issued warrants for all four men and believe they’re aware of this fact. Despite that, a fresh investigation into break-ins that occurred between November 22 and 23 is also underway.
Saccucci and his associates remain at large and members of the public are being urged not to approach them. Given his current status, it’s safe to say Jordan Saccucci won’t be defending his title at the upcoming EPT in Prague. If, however, he does decide to risk it, there will likely be a few local police officers there to greet him.
The burglaries were carried out in the boroughs of Oakville, Mississauga, and York, Toronto, Canada. Anyone with information on the case should contact the local 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau (905-825-4777 ext. 2216) or Halton Regional Police Service (905 825 4777).