Wyatt Green, an alleged insurance fraudster in Jacksonville, was caught on a live stream playing mid-stakes poker while out on bail by a local news investigation team.
The poker player was arrested last month on felony charges of forgery, grand theft, and fraud. He was granted bail but after being caught playing poker, his bail was amended to prevent him from gambling.
Green was spotted by News4Jax’s I-Team playing in a Bestbet Live cash game stream recently. They passed the news on to the State Attorney’s Office who then filed to have a judge amend his bail.
Facing Serious Charges
Green is the owner of Storm Restoration Specialists in Jacksonville, Florida. He is alleged to have forged homeowners’ signatures and used stamps with the names of mortgage companies to fraudulently endorse insurance checks to profit money.
Authorities claim he took thousands of dollars from insurance companies for repairs to local homes, some even affected by hurricane damage, but instead pocketed the money and never performed the work.
Playing Poker While on Bail
Most accused criminals keep a low profile while on bail or during the trial. That isn’t the case for Wyatt Green, however. Instead, he spent some of his time at Bestbet Jacksonville playing poker on a live stream. And his alleged victims weren’t exactly thrilled to have found that out.
“That’s infuriating,” Kristen Wright, one of the homeowners named as a victim in court documents in Green’s case told News4Jax. “You know, he’s telling everyone he’s already settled and he’s already paid and he hasn’t. He’s told everybody he’s trying to make it right, and clearly he’s not. He’s still out for his own benefit and doing his thing,”
Wright claims Green owes her more than $29,000. The accused felon allegedly never finished a major renovation project on her home and instead pocketed her payment.
Green, however, had money to play in a $2/$5 no-limit hold’em cash game. At one point during the stream, he was up around $1,300. That didn’t sit easy with those who claim he owes them money.