Broke lottery winner turned to theft
A lottery winner who stole more than 10,000 in an effort to buy back her popularity has been jailed for 12 months.Ballymena Crown Court sitting in Belfast heard that 44-year-old Ruth Muriel McLaughlin, from Wheatfield Park in Ballybogey, near Ballymoney, turned to theft after frittering away her 1996 85,000 winnings on fair weather friends .Prosecution lawyer Neil Connor told the court that as well as completely clearing the till of bank notes on at least two occasions, McLaughlin was also ...
Sep 27, 2004, 7:38 am - Lottery News forum
Record Powerball lottery winner's house burglarized
Three men burglarized the home of Jack Whittaker, winner of the biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, as an acquaintance of Whittaker's lay dead inside, police said Tuesday.Whittaker was not home at the time, and Chief Deputy John Dailey said the death of Jesse Joe Tribble, 18, was not related to the burglary and was not a homicide. It may have been drug-related, Dailey said. We're pretty sure they knew he was dead. That's why they went inside and took the stuff, Dailey said.The break-in too ...
Sep 22, 2004, 8:17 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner retrieves stolen ticket
It was indeed a lucky day for a Washington, D.C. man who bought a winning $25,000 lottery ticket, had it stolen and got it back within a two-hour span.The man bought the ticket in a convenience store in northeast Washington and as he left, en route to the lottery offices to collect his prize, another man, who had been standing behind him, snatched the ticket and ran, the Washington Post said.Within two hours, officers arrested the alleged thief and reunited the victim with his ticket. Minutes la ...
Sep 3, 2004, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. man sentenced for lottery ticket theft
A Ridgeland, South Carolina man was sentenced to time served, restitution and three years of probation in Beaufort County General Sessions Court Monday after pleading guilty to 12 charges of trying to cash stolen lottery tickets, court records state.Albert Garvin, 37, was arrested last December on charges that he tried to cash the stolen lottery tickets at Publix on Pembroke Drive and the Shell gas station at the intersection of William Hilton Parkway and Spanish Wells Road, the Beaufort County ...
Sep 2, 2004, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Teenager Shoplifts Winning Lottery Ticket
A Swedish teenager who shoplifted a winning lottery ticket that could be worth as much as $1 million has discovered the truth in that old adage 'crime doesn't pay'.The 15-year-old boy stole the scrape-off lottery ticket from a grocery store outside the northeastern Swedish town of Oernskoeldsvik last week, local media reported Tuesday.When he went home and scraped the ticket, he discovered it contained a winning combination worth as much as $1 million.Store manager Patrik Nygren, however, recogn ...
Sep 1, 2004, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Man Accused Of Stealing Lottery Winnings
After Jean Delouche won millions from the Florida Lottery, he turned to Claude St. Jean for financial advice.St. Jean, a former MetLife salesman from Tampa, is accused of stealing more than $375,000 from brokerage and other accounts Delouche established with MetLife, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court.St. Jean, of 14919 Redcliff Drive, is charged with using the mail to defraud. It is not clear how Delouche met St. Jean.According to the complaint filed by Postal Inspector Kacy ...
Aug 26, 2004, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
Bookkeeper's lottery habit costly
A Federal Way, Washington woman convicted of embezzling from a Monroe trust fund was sentenced to pay back what she stole, in $100 monthly installments.That means Dorothy L. Weber, 68, should be clear of her roughly $488,000 debt (plus about $61,000 in expenses) by early 2462.Weber was also sentenced to 14 months in prison for embezzling from the Northwest Sheet Metal Workers Organizational Trust for more than three years.Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wynne on Wednesday imposed th ...
Aug 26, 2004, 7:38 am - Lottery News forum
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