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Undercover officers catch store clerks keeping winning lottery tickets

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Posted: April 27, 2014, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

Too bad the two in this story only got probation.  In California, they ran similar stings and many are actually serving time.

The story doesn't say if there were more arrests and two out of 6,700 retailers across the state in four years doesn't exactly sound like a crime wave. In North Carolina it's a Class H felony and with a maximum 4 to 25 months and under the circumstances, probation is appropriate.

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    Posted: April 27, 2014, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

    I'm glad that they're doing stings like these.

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      Posted: April 27, 2014, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

      Wanna bet that he goes by the name " YOGI"- not to be confused with Yogi Berra, considered one of the greatest catchers in baseball history.

      Well this yogi got .. what a catch!

      I don't know if Patel is a must have name for men of a whole tribe because even the stores at my town have Patel's behind the counter.
      I know there is a country in Asia where people used to have one name only. I'm not sure if they changed that

      It's a futile effort.

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        Posted: April 27, 2014, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

        You'll never see anything like that in Tennessee as long as the Dragon Lady is calling the shots. If you call to report it, they just tell you to be careful. They don't even want to know where it's happening. They tell you to watch the readouts on the screen and listen for the music but half of the readout screens are facing the wrong way or are covered up by winning scratcher tickets taped over them. And a lot of them have the music turned off somehow. You don't hear anything at all. And I never have them check tickets, I just have them cash small wins.

        Also there are no self-scanners in East Tennessee though I hear they have them in Nashville for the muckety-mucks to use.

        You can become very rich checking lottery tickets in East Tennessee, I'm here to testify.

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          Posted: April 27, 2014, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

          I don't know if Patel is a must have name for men of a whole tribe because even the stores at my town have Patel's behind the counter.
          I know there is a country in Asia where people used to have one name only. I'm not sure if they changed that

          Patel is a very common surname in India, much like Smith and Jones are in English-speaking countries.  The origin of the name Patel is even similar to the origin of names like Baker and Cooper.


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            Posted: April 27, 2014, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

            Too bad the two in this story only got probation.  In California, they ran similar stings and many are actually serving time.

            I agree.

            They should get a nice firm kick in the pants by chester cheeto.


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              Posted: April 27, 2014, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

              The first names on the video report of the culprits is one Yogesh Patel LOL you cannot make these things up.

              Only one?

              What are the odds of that?   1 in 575,000?

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                Posted: April 28, 2014, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                ohio is the same if your ticket is a winner ..it will say in a mans voice "winner..Winner!"

                Do they offer chicken dinners for prizes? Drum

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                  Posted: April 28, 2014, 12:17 am - IP Logged

                  I don't know if Patel is a must have name for men of a whole tribe because even the stores at my town have Patel's behind the counter.
                  I know there is a country in Asia where people used to have one name only. I'm not sure if they changed that

                  You thinking of these guys  all the Men are " Mr Singh" in the Sikh Religion- all the woman are " Mrs Kaur" in addition to the other names added to those mentioned above.

                  Patel's are a common name- l would presume.


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                    Posted: April 28, 2014, 2:14 am - IP Logged

                    They need to do these operations in every state.  theres quite a few retailers who wont even let you cash in your winning ticket you bought there.

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                      Posted: April 28, 2014, 10:25 am - IP Logged

                      Noticed NC added alot more ticket scanners to protect the players. I would'nt trust the young clerks there anymore then peter patel.

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                        Posted: April 28, 2014, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                        The first names on the video report of the culprits is one Yogesh Patel LOL you cannot make these things up.

                        Yeah, interesting list of crooked clerks they showed there:

                        Yogesh Patel
                        Easam Sidar
                        Ala Sider
                        Sat Pal
                        Balraj Dhillon
                        Gurminder Dhillon
                        KEVIN RICKETTS

                        "one of these things is not like the others..."

                        And they even capitalized it! Green laughROFL

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                          Posted: April 28, 2014, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                          In PA we should have a scanner at each location.  I have recently been seeing them behind the counters instead of where the customers can scan their own tickets or the self scanner is broken.   BEAWARE!! 

                          I check my own tickets thank you!

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                            Posted: April 28, 2014, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                            I don't know if Patel is a must have name for men of a whole tribe because even the stores at my town have Patel's behind the counter.
                            I know there is a country in Asia where people used to have one name only. I'm not sure if they changed that

                            Patel is a family name in India and is found primarily in the Indian state of Gujarat. It means owner or tenant of royal land.

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                              Posted: April 28, 2014, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

                              They need to do these operations in every state.  theres quite a few retailers who wont even let you cash in your winning ticket you bought there.

                              KD:

                              Thumbs Up I Agree! Thumbs Up>>>>>They need to do these operations in every state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              Note:

                              If a retailer ever refuses to CASH-In my legal winning TICKET<<<<<<<Dunk Dupe Alert

                              think Psyko will ask Todd 4 permission 2 post store name & number & clerks first

                              name on The Lottery Post>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!

                              BUT:

                              First, Psyko would report it 2 that states Lottery Commission and then would ask

                              Todd if could have a little help from The Lottery Post as my backside>BACK-UP!!

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