Former S.C. Lottery employee charged with theft
A former procurement officer with the South Carolina Education Lottery has been released on bond after his arrest on charges that he converted $425 for his own use.Robert Lyon, 25, turned himself in Friday evening at the Richland County jail, a State Law Enforcement Division spokeswoman said.Lyon is charged with breach of trust, according to the warrant. Lyon took $25 promotional certificates in April 2003 and used them a month later for himself, the warrant states.Lottery spokeswoman Tara Rober ...
Aug 3, 2004, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Penn. Woman Admits Guilt in Lottery Scam
A woman in Scranton, Pennsylvania admitted she's guilty of running a lottery scam out of a convenient store.Angel Ziegler worked at the Kwik and E-Z Kwik Mart on North Sdventh Avenue. It was there that she and four others allegedly stole instant lottery tickets back in February.Investigators said they cashed in the winning ones and tossed the losers.The group is accused of stealing more than $62,000 worth of tickets.Ziegler has been ordered to pay $30,000 restitution.
Jun 22, 2004, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Florida store clerks charged with lottery ticket thefts
Two former Deltona, Florida convenience store clerks face charges they stole more than $134,000 in lottery tickets and winnings while working the register at a Hess station.Cynthia Galliher, 48, was charged with organized fraud and Amanda Peterson, 17, faces one count each of scheme to defraud and grand theft.Investigators say the two would steal scratch-off lottery tickets while working at the Doyle Road store.Galliher of Cocoa is serving 22 years probation for a fraud and embezzlement case in ...
Jun 15, 2004, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee clerk charged in lottery ticket theft
Former grocery store clerk accused of stealing tickets told police she has a gambling problemOak Ridge police arrested the former employee of an Oak Ridge grocery store on felony theft charges after she allegedly stole and cashed lottery tickets.General Sessions Court records indicate charges stem from incidents that occurred shortly after the lottery began in January. Charlotte A. Kuca, 33, 228 Haven Road, Oliver Springs, has been charged in connection with the theft.She was employed at Anderso ...
Jun 3, 2004, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum
Thief's 1000s of stolen lottery tickets nearly all losers
A man arrested for stealing 4,400 lottery tickets suffered the double ignominy of winning only a trifling sum from the stolen stubs, Metropolitan Police Department officers said Tuesday.Yoshihiko Akao, 31, a company employee from Gotenba, Shizuoka Prefecture, was arrested for robbery after he allegedly pilfered 4,400 unused lottery tickets from a sales outlet in Tokyo.Instead of the billions of yen he dreamed of, however, the tickets Akao spent all night checking to see how much he'd won were la ...
May 25, 2004, 6:31 am - Lottery News forum
Stolen lottery tickets land pair in jail
Two Kentucky men held winning lottery tickets, but it wasn't their lucky day.The men are accused of stealing more than $10,000 in lottery tickets and were arrested after trying to cash some of the winning ones, law enforcement officials said.Steven Mashburn, 27, of Garrison, and Glen Tackett, 24, of South Portsmouth, are charged with breaking into Busters Marathon in Garrison on Tuesday and stealing several rolls of scratch-off lottery tickets.A call placed later Tuesday from a store in South Sh ...
May 21, 2004, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum
Store clerk accused of stealing lottery winnings
Port Washington, Wisconsin police have cited a convenience store clerk for theft after he allegedly pocketed a customer's $250 in lottery winnings.A Port Washington Police Department report gave this account:Theresa Momper, 52, of Port Washington said she went to the Quik Stop Shoppe South, 1100 S. Spring St., April 21 and asked the clerk to verify that she had a winning lottery ticket worth $250. The clerk, Donald J. Malzewski, 20, allegedly scanned the ticket and told Momper that she was mista ...
Apr 28, 2004, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum
200 stolen tickets produce $11 in prizes and an arrest
Carlisha Johnson didn't have much luck with more than $200 worth of lottery scratch-off tickets: She collected only eleven-dollars.From there, her luck went straight downhill after she was arrested last week for allegedly stealing the tickets from the Mandeville-area convenience store where she worked.Johnson is accused of swiping 216 lottery tickets from the store and scratching them off in full view of a surveillance camera.James Hartman, a spokesman for the Saint Tammany Parish sheriff, says ...
Mar 31, 2004, 4:48 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa woman pleads innocent in Powerball lottery theft
A Fonda, Iowa, woman has pleaded innocent to theft for allegedly claiming a $100,000 lottery prize after several people had pooled money to buy tickets.Mary Farrell, 54, is charged in Buena Vista County District Court with one count of first-degree theft. She entered her plea Monday.Farrell had presented a Powerball ticket matching five numbers from the Dec. 31 to claim a $100,000 prize. A group of Albert City, Iowa, residents contacted the Buena Vista Sheriff's Office in January, asking the she ...
Mar 30, 2004, 4:27 am - Lottery News forum
Clerk admits stealing winning lottery ticket from student
A former gas station clerk has admitted stealing a winning lottery ticket worth $20,000 from a college student, telling her it was only worth $100.Antoine Y. Reiche, 34, told a Westboro District Court judge on Friday that he took the Lucky Stars ticket.Prosecutors recommended a sentence of one year of probation and a restraining order that would prohibit him from having any contact with the victim, Erica Schmitt. Judge Michael Brooks did not impose a sentence, halting the case after Reiche's att ...
Mar 29, 2004, 4:33 am - Lottery News forum