A multi-state fraud alert has been issued by the Association of Racing Commissioners International over a claiming scam. The state racing commissions have involved federal and state law enforcement agencies, according to the ARCI.
The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association posted the following alert on Facebook:
“Horsemen are advised that a woman who last week was licensed as an owner by the Maryland Racing Commission has been caught scamming trainers. Maryland racing officials were notified by an executive at Louisiana Downs Casino and Racing that two trainers were scammed by Helena Issa, the licensed owner. She is said to be working with a man whose name was not available.