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Man arrested after redeeming stolen lottery tickets

Michigan LotteryMichigan Lottery: Man arrested after redeeming stolen lottery tickets

A 24-year-old Michigan man was arrested this week on a charge that he stole more than $20,000 worth of lottery tickets from his employer and redeemed the winning tickets at businesses across Wayne County.

State Police said Jerry Allen Gallup worked at Hazel's Party Store in Taylor, where he was accused of taking Michigan Lottery Instant Game Tickets.

The winning tickets were cashed in at more than 30 locations in Wayne County, police said.

Police said Gallup confessed to the theft, and a warrant was issued charging him with embezzlement over $1,000.

He was arrested at his home Monday and arraigned in the 23rd District Court of Taylor. Bond was set at $1,000.

If convicted, Gallup faces up to five years in prison and fines of $13,000.

Ann Arbor News

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12 comments. Last comment 11 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.
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Ypsilanti, MI
United States
Member #15734
May 20, 2005
208 Posts
Posted: March 16, 2006, 8:14 am - IP Logged

I love how Michigan is so quick to jump on these people. However, you would think they would put the winners back out there somewhere, right? Of course not!!! The more money to schools and lining the commisioner's pocket and less in the winners, the better.

    Tenaj's avatar - michellea
    Charlotte NC
    United States
    Member #17406
    June 18, 2005
    4055 Posts
    Posted: March 16, 2006, 9:09 am - IP Logged

    Crazy$1000 in wins out of $20,000 worth of tickets.  What does that say? LOL




      Coastal Georgia
      United States
      Member #2653
      October 30, 2003
      1866 Posts
      Posted: March 16, 2006, 9:15 am - IP Logged

      It doesn't say in the article how much the winnings were.

      He was charged with stealing more than $1000 from his employer

      ( $20,000 worth of tix ).

      ( But it would be interesting to see how much he "won" )







        curt777's avatar - pacman
        Palatine, IL
        United States
        Member #734
        September 24, 2002
        61 Posts
        Posted: March 16, 2006, 10:24 am - IP Logged

        Why are people so insanely stupid ?  Especailly these younger kids who steal thing from places that have cameras and also scratch cards that are totally computerized.  Wouldn't you just realize BEFORE you do it, that if someone reports a bunch of tix missing, the lottery can just "flag" those lost tix, and when they're cashed in, they know.  I mean, this idiot is 24 and just goes on doing it like he'll never get caught...  Genius! 

        As Rick James would say:  Cocaine is a powerful drug!


        -Curt Little Lotto King


          United States
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          November 18, 2005
          160 Posts
          Posted: March 16, 2006, 10:52 am - IP Logged

          Stupidity is the strongest drug of all.


            United States
            Member #6676
            September 3, 2004
            95 Posts
            Posted: March 16, 2006, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

            "As Rick James would say:  Cocaine is a powerful drug!"


            I Agree!



            comeone baby, Friday's my Night!!


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              October 21, 2005
              623 Posts
              Posted: March 16, 2006, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

              tUT, TUT!Naughty

                wreakshavok777's avatar - enzyte thumb.jpg
                United States
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                March 10, 2005
                165 Posts
                Posted: March 16, 2006, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                Crazy$1000 in wins out of $20,000 worth of tickets.  What does that say? LOL



                Must have been all $1.00 tickets huhWink

                 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!


                  United States
                  Member #10720
                  January 23, 2005
                  933 Posts
                  Posted: March 18, 2006, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                  At least he was sophisticated about it enough to cash them at DIFFERENT STORES, but still, nobody ever gets away with that kind of thing. I would lack the patience to scratch off that many. If he scratched them BEFORE he stole them (taking only the winning ones) would that still be stealing "$20,000"? or doing $20,000 in damage and stealing the $5 or so you might "win" in the process? I'm curious to know how much he actually cashed in.

                  One thing to do is look in or near the trash at the local ELE7VEN and notice how many discards there are. At least with regular numbers games you can pick the numbers and theoretically have a better shot. In many circumstances (even with a pile of stolen tickets like that) you'd make more money at minimum wage vs. the time you'd spend scratching.

                    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
                    Wandering Aimlessly
                    United States
                    Member #25360
                    November 5, 2005
                    4461 Posts
                    Posted: March 19, 2006, 1:42 am - IP Logged

                    Speaking of cameras, I have a neighbor who got fired from 7-11. I honestly don't know the "real" story, but she said she was accused of stealing lottery tickets and food and she denied it. She did admit to eating the hot dogs they have to throw out, which actually makes sense to me.

                    What I couldn't believe is that someone would admit she got fired from 7-11 for stealing in the first place.


                      truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
                      United States
                      Member #22395
                      September 24, 2005
                      1583 Posts
                      Posted: March 19, 2006, 3:12 am - IP Logged

                      >She did admit to eating the hot dogs they have to throw out, which actually makes sense to me.

                      If it is a Company store, they used to let you eat any of the prepared food.  However, I don't believe you could gather up 6 hot dogs, as an example, and carry them home with you.  If it is a franchaise store, don't know what rules might be in effect.

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                        Member #7853
                        October 15, 2004
                        11350 Posts
                        Posted: March 21, 2006, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                        i can't believe this person actually thought they could get away with this.it goes to show how stupid some people are.....