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Kentucky Lottery manager faces lottery ticket fraud charges
Updated: Additional information from the Kentucky Lottery By Todd Northrop A regional manager for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation is accused of fraudulently using lottery tickets after an investigation into 1,800 missing tickets, according to the Kentucky State Police. Jeffrey L. Riley, 55, of Lexington, was charged Friday with three counts of fraudulent use of a lottery ticket, a class C felony. Riley's arrest followed an internal investigation in January into 1,800 missing promoti ...
Feb 10, 2014, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum

Jamaican lottery scam investigation leads to Mississippi
A Jamaican national was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, Monday for his role in an alleged Jamaican lottery scam. Damion Aljunior Hill, 33, is in America on a work visa, but now faces two counts of wire fraud. Investigators with the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division said the two alleged victims were told that they had won the lottery, but were required to pay taxes before the award could be made. Monies were then wired to Jamaica. The victims said they received numer ...
Jun 17, 2013, 9:01 pm - Lottery News forum

N.Y. store clerk accused of stealing lottery tickets
A Glen Head, New York, convenience store clerk stole about $64,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets from the business over a three-month period, Nassau County police said Tuesday. Donna King, 48, of 26 Clement St., Glen Cove, faces a charge of second-degree grand larceny and was arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead, where bail was set at $2,500 bond or $1,250 cash, records show. She's due back in court Thursday. From February through May, King worked at the counter of the S ...
May 29, 2013, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner indicted on 31 counts
Days after a Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, woman sought permission to subpoena Frederick Rick McMenimen's bank records, the former Exeter financial adviser sought Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, court records show. The bankruptcy claim essentially halted Susan Wagstaff's lawsuit seeking to recoup $900,000 that she claims McMenimen took from her under the ruse that he was investing the money. It also stopped legal action connected to another $1.5 million civil judgment against McMenimen fo ...
Oct 10, 2012, 7:32 am - Lottery News forum

CEO of poker site Full Tilt arrested
The chief executive of Full Tilt Poker, the beleaguered one-time Web poker giant, was arrested Monday on a plane that had just landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport as the government unveiled new criminal charges against him related to an alleged Ponzi scheme. Ray Bitar, 40 years old, is the most significant person yet to turn himself into the Justice Department's 15-month-long effort to prosecute the three one-time leading online poker companies in the U.S. He pleaded not guilty in ...
Jul 3, 2012, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum

California lottery winner arrested
A Linda, California, man who made headlines earlier this year when his $5 lotto scratch card turned out to be worth $2 million used some of his winnings to post bail on Sunday. John Ross Jr. hit the jackpot in February and was arrested Sunday on suspicion of receiving stolen property, a felony, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department confirmed. Deputies said Ross helped Skila Ann Hickman hide and fix a stolen Honda sedan. Detectives determined that Ross played a role in assisting Hickman g ...
Jun 12, 2012, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner busted on pot charge
A Massachusetts man riding high after winning $500 in the lottery jumped onto the roof of a car to celebrate, only to be brought back to earth by police, who busted him for property damage and possession of marijuana, officials said. Cops arrested Joseph Taglieri, 31, outside of his apartment on Prince Street in Boston yesterday, after watching him scream YEEESSSS!!!!! and leap onto a nearby 1994 Toyota Camry, denting the roof, according to the Suffolk District Attorney's Office. I was ha ...
Jul 22, 2011, 5:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Ark. lottery winner busted for drug trafficking
Includes video report A past $100,000 winner of Arkansas' lottery was indicted today for allegedly being the kingpin of a major crystal methamphetamine operation. A federal grand jury returned an 18-count indictment against Daniel Dano Henry Jr. of Austin and 19 others, capping a five-year investigation that was dubbed Operation Big Winner last fall after Henry claimed a $100,000 lottery prize on Sept. 24. The organization that prosecutors allege Henry led dealt 5 to 10 pounds of crysta ...
Jun 15, 2011, 8:50 am - Lottery News forum

Major N.Y. sports betting ring busted
Operated out of strip malls; 14 classic cars worth $100K each seized in raids Authorities busted a multi-million dollar sports gambling ring Tuesday that started out in a Staten Island video store and grew into an online operation run out of Costa Rica, officials said. More than a dozen raids were executed in three states Tuesday, leading to 28 arrests and the seizure of $5.7 million in assets including a Staten Island strip mall, real estate and 14 classic cars worth $100,000 a pop. Th ...
May 25, 2011, 7:15 am - Lottery News forum

Detroit lottery millionaire charged with murder
A man who was part of a U.S. Postal Service employees group who won a share of the $93 million Mega Millions Jackpot in February is now accused of killing a Detroit landlord from Australia. In a bizarre twist to the tragic death of Greg McNicol in Detroit, police said suspect Freddie Young won a $1.8 million slice of $93 million Mega Millions lottery. Young allegedly shot McNicol during an argument over just a few hundred dollars in overdue rent money Young's daughter owed. It didn't m ...
May 17, 2011, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum

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