WINLOCK, Wash. — The manager of a Winlock, Washington, store stole thousands of dollars in scratch tickets and hid evidence of the thefts, some of which were caught on camera, Lewis County authorities said.
Prosecutors said Benjamin Macy, 51, repeatedly stole $20 scratch tickets that cost Cedar Village IGA and the Washington Lottery Commission more than $100,000 over several years, the Chronicle reported.
Police said Macy would cash in the winning tickets. State lottery records showed that among the winning tickets Macy cashed was a $10,000 ticket last June and $1,000 prizes last summer and this spring.
Since he was the store manager at the time of the thefts, Macy was able to hide any sign of his activities, prosecutors said.
Authorities said surveillance cameras filmed Macy stealing tickets on several occasions. Winlock police arrested Macy Saturday. Prosecutors said he will likely be charged with multiple counts of theft among other charges.
Thanks to Delta Draw for the tip.