Man accused of scam wins $2,100 on lottery TV show
A man awaiting trial on charges accusing him of bilking $135,000 from three people in a home-repair scam won $2,100 on the Ohio Lottery's television game show.
Timothy Snyder, 44, of St. Louisville, had a winning scratch-off ticket that earned him an appearance on Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich, which aired Saturday night.
There are no laws or rules that prevented Snyder from appearing on the show, lottery officials said.
Snyder is scheduled for trial May 29 in Licking County Common ...
Apr 2, 2007, 12:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Trooper caught in gambling raid
Indianapolis Metro Police officers cited Indiana State Trooper Kyle Freeman during a gambling raid Tuesday. They also arrested three men, including the poker club's promoter, Ryan Row.
I have been informed that I am not supposed to speak with you, said Row to Eyewitness News.
The raid happened Tuesday night in the Pendleton Trade Center. Officers confiscated several boxes of poker chips and thousands of dollars in cash.
In all, officers issued summons to 60 people.
Now the seven-y ...
Mar 16, 2007, 10:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Gambling pushed banker to steal $1.4 million
Deb Anderson didn't begin her 27-year banking career as a thief.
She started as a teller at Pioneer Bank, the lender in her hometown of 3,300 on the outskirts of Sioux City. She won promotions, despite a lack of college or any formal training in banking or accounting. By 1991 she was named cashier - a respected and powerful job at most community banks.
I had a tremendous amount of trust in her and her position, bank President Richard Aadland said.
But in 1996, 18 years into her career ...
Mar 16, 2007, 10:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Indicted suspect to appear on Ohio Lottery TV show
A man awaiting trial on charges accusing him of bilking $135,000 from three people in a home-repair scam is scheduled to appear on the Ohio Lottery's television game show, officials said.
Timothy Snyder and other contests, who earn appearances on Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich through scratch-off lottery tickets, potentially could win $60,000 or more on the show.
There are no laws or rules preventing Snyder from appearing on the show, which was taped this week, lottery spokeswoman Marie Ki ...
Mar 15, 2007, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum
Jamaica police make progress into multimillion dollar lottery scam
The Montego Bay police continue to make inroads into the multimillion dollar lottery scam which saw several arrests being made in recent times.
According to Superintendent in charge of St. James, Steve McGregor, two houses regarded as dial up houses, a term used for places where the scam is carried out, have been identified.
The first house located on Sun Valley Road in Glendevon, was the scene of a murder last Friday night, where a several hundred thousand dollars was reportedly stolen.
Mar 15, 2007, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum
After alleged lottery ticket theft, store banned from ticket sales
An Ohio convenience store is banned from selling lottery tickets for a month, after the owner and an employee stole part of a Warren woman's jackpot, according to police reports.
Rita Astolfi's claim that she won big on the Cash Spectacular scratch-off, but walked away with only a portion of her prize, landed the owner of the West Market Street store and one of his employees in court. They are accused of stealing $400 of a $1,000 payoff from the 30-year-old Ward Street N.W. woman before event ...
Feb 28, 2007, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Jamaica police officers arrested in lottery scam crackdown
Operation Kingfish says it is now targeting several police personnel who are involved in the deadly Jamaica lottery scam operating out of Montego Bay, St. James.
(See Operation Kingfish Netting Big and Operation Kingfish Achieving Major Objective below.)
The head of the high-profile unit, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Glenmore Hinds, told The Gleaner yesterday that investigators were preparing to make further arrests in the case.
This follows a number of raids on Thursday that nett ...
Feb 19, 2007, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman stole lottery tickets to get better working hours
A convenience store worker allegedly stole at least $800 worth of Pennsylvania Lottery tickets and gave the winning ones to her boss in exchange for better working hours, police said.
Marcella Fletcher, 53, of Garfield Street, Nanticoke, faces charges of theft, tampering with records, and making false reports to law enforcement, police said.
According to police, Fahim Mirza, owner of the Uni-Mart on Market Street, told police on Jan. 15 that one of his former employees had been stealing fr ...
Feb 9, 2007, 9:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Sex offender wins $14 million Florida Lotto jackpot
Life has taken a startling turn for Edward R. Cowal.
Florida lottery officials announced Monday that Cowal, who is a state registered sex offender, was the sole winner of the $14 million lottery drawing from Jan. 13.
Cowal, whose name is on an eight-page record from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, elected to take a lump sum settlement of nearly $8 million before taxes. He purchased the ticket at the Cumberland Farms Store in Jensen Beach.
Cowal couldn't be reached for comment ...
Feb 1, 2007, 12:34 am - Lottery News forum
Gang 'used 007-style gadgets' to cheat casinos
A chef who turned high-tech poker cheat with an array of James Bond-style spy equipment to pocket an estimated 250,000 (US$491,000) was jailed for nine months today.
Yau Yiv Lam, 45, and two other partners in crime, repeatedly preyed on casinos throughout London using miniature up-the-sleeve cameras and virtually invisible earpieces to reverse the odds and chalk up a string of spectacular wins.
As he filmed cards dealt by the croupier, footage was beamed to an accomplice in a van equipp ...
Jan 15, 2007, 4:15 pm - Lottery News forum