TULSA - Tulsa County officials say two Tulsa State Fair workers were arrested and booked into the Tulsa County Jail for fraud.
Deputies say an undercover agent walked up to a balloon pop booth, shot one dart and received a prize for $40.
They say the operators were selling prizes, which is illegal and considered carnival fraud.
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Deputies took 65-year-old Frank Feikema and 34-year-old Jon Morton into jail Saturday night.
According to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the two men let the undercover agents bypass the rules.
Feikema and Morton told the deputy that he could pay a certain amount of money and have whatever prize he wanted after he shot one dart, according to arrest reports.
The rules state the participant must win a certain amount of prizes to trade up to a the largest prize. The participant must also buy a certain amount of darts to throw each game.
Deputies say they want to send a message to fair workers that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
"We will tend to have undercover officers up occasionally to spot check and check those games...Our goal is that everyone comes out here and have a safe time and we don't want anyone out here being taken advantage of," Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Tim Albin said.
Regular fairgoers tell 2NEWS they're not shocked the fraud allegations.
"That's how they make their money. They're not fair games, not at all," fairgoer Chris Greever said.
"It's kind of buyers-beware because you come to the fair and you kind of expect that maybe some games are rigged and you have to be a little skeptical, " fairgoer Marc Choisnard said.
Both men were held on $500 bond.
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