Elmer Eugene Zeek
(alias John Clancy)
Detail of Charges
According to an article in the New York Times from 7 May 1977 by Gerald Eskenazi, at the holiday season in December of 1973,
. . . [a Federal indictment charges] Mr. Zeek went on a spree in which he took in $616,200 by issuing 26 worthless checks at the Liberty Bell race track in Philadelphia.
See Zeek Story 1 for a narrative, first person account, of these activities from the racing community.
Reporter Eskenazi goes on to report that checks were cashed at Penn National and Laurel Race Course. Evidently Zeek trained "a stable of more than 50 horses . . ." in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland racetrack world.