charles oakley arrested for cheating

Charles Oakley is learning the hard way … if you try to cheat a Vegas casino, you’ll end up behind bars.the ex-NBA star was arrested at the Cosmopolitan on July 8 after allegedly trying to pull a fast one during a gambling session — and it was all caught on video.Officials from the Nevada Gaming Board tell us Oakley “was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known.”Unclear what game he was playing at the time — but one source with knowledge of the incident says Oak tried to pull back a $100 chip after he realized he was going to lose.FYI, Oakley reportedly made more than $46 mil during his NBA career.Oak was confronted about the incident — and it was kicked over to a security team which reviewed the casino video footage … confirming the alleged cheating.The 54-year-old was taken into custody at 5:30 PM and booked into Clark County Detention Center.Oak’s gambling charge is serious business — “to commit or attempt to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment.” He faces between 1 to 6 years in prison if convicted.A source close to Oakley tells us, “This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved.”