IRS Quits Probe Into Uncashed Tickets at Arlington

The Internal Revenue Service reportedly has decided not to pursue the possible theft of about $1 million in uncashed pari-mutuel tickets at Arlington Park. The Chicago Sun-Times. reported the IRS has sent Arlington a letter stating lack of jurisdiction is the reason for quitting the case.

Although the IRS is dropping the matter after a month-long investigation, officials at Churchill Downs Inc., which owns Arlington, could follow up with its own probe, according to the paper.

The Sun-Times reported the IRS investigation centered around an "outs" book, a computerized record of cashable tickets. Illinois had more than $4.5 million in uncashed tickets last year, the paper reported.