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N.C. store clerk charged in lottery scam

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CLAYTON, N.C. — Police arrested a convenience store clerk Thursday after she allegedly told a customer his ticket wasn't a winner, then cashed the $50 winning ticket after the man left the store.

Kathleen Patricia McClusky, 19, of Clayton, was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses. She was working as a clerk at the Kangaroo Station on U.S. 70 in Clayton.

She was taken to the Johnston County jail under $15,000 bond.

The incident occurred Dec. 23 when Luis Flores-Bautista of Clayton gave McClusky two tickets. Police say McClusky told Flores-Bautista the first ticket was a winner and gave him $17. She told him the second ticket wasn't a winner and threw the ticket in trash.

After Flores-Bautista left the store, a friend suggested he retrieve the ticket. He took the ticket to another store where the clerk said the $50 winnings had already been claimed.

Clayton police worked with the store manager and the N.C. Lottery Commission, then charged McClusky with claiming the winnings.

Thanks to Original Bey for the tip.

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Posted: December 31, 2012, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

Now she has a record and a $15,000 bond.....and all of this for $50! Why?Dupe Alert

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    Posted: December 31, 2012, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

    cause she was stupid

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: December 31, 2012, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

      I think any clerk who throws your ticket away without your permission should be arrested.  When a clerk checks your ticket they should either give you back your ticket or some money and the printout showing the amount it should pay.

      * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
      * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
           Wink 

        maringoman's avatar - kobold
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        Posted: December 31, 2012, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

        Dumb broad. She is going to cost the tax payer several thousand dollars. The proper punishment would be fine her $12,500.

        Dumb people make tax payers life harder and harder Disapprove

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          Posted: December 31, 2012, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

          In nc they staple the receipt to the ticket and your winnings come up on the register screen. Played a bunch and so far they all have been honest. Stupid girl really screwed up.

            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: December 31, 2012, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

            cause she was stupid

            And cuz she felt "entitled" to it cuz it's "not fair" that the guy won money and she didn't.

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              Posted: December 31, 2012, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

              cause she was stupid

              Yea, and ya can't fix stupid.

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                Posted: December 31, 2012, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                And cuz she felt "entitled" to it cuz it's "not fair" that the guy won money and she didn't.

                She probably bragged to freinds that she could spot stupid ppl.

                jokes on her, looks like she was practicing by looking in the mirror. LOL

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                  Posted: December 31, 2012, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

                  This isn't the first time this has happened.  Google the stories of Willis Willis & Robert Sehested to see how pervasive this is.  People need to check their tickets themselves, not hand it over to the quickimart clerk to check for them...

                    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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                    Posted: December 31, 2012, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                    This isn't the first time this has happened.  Google the stories of Willis Willis & Robert Sehested to see how pervasive this is.  People need to check their tickets themselves, not hand it over to the quickimart clerk to check for them...

                    I'm sure it happens a LOT and the clerks just don't get caught.  Glad this one was.

                      Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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                      Posted: December 31, 2012, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                      Now she has a record and a $15,000 bond.....and all of this for $50! Why?Dupe Alert

                      and no job...No Nod

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                        Posted: January 1, 2013, 1:30 am - IP Logged

                        Yea, and ya can't fix stupid.

                        I Agree!

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                          Posted: January 1, 2013, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                          Stupid alright. Here in California ithey put you in jail and if you were the store owner who pulled this stunt, you get all your lotto machines/ scrathers etc removed and your vendor licence is bye bye..

                            jeffrey's avatar - moon
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                            Posted: January 1, 2013, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                            theft and vandalism is rampant where i live. i'm poor due to medical debt and am being backed into a corner by broken windows and slashed tires. unemployed thugs rule the night. just tired of suffering.