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Woman gets 30 days for stealing lottery tickets

Ohio LotteryOhio Lottery: Woman gets 30 days for stealing lottery tickets

Used scratch ticket codes to pick out winners

A Heath, Ohio, woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of community control on Monday after she admitted to stealing lottery tickets she knew were winners.

Courtney L. Carson, 37, was found guilty of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, after confessing to scanning lottery tickets' bar codes to see if they were winners while working at Heath Carryout between Jan. 15 and April 14, 2006.

Carson, last known address 48 Carey Lane, then cashed the winning tickets elsewhere.

An inventory of the Irving Wick Drive store's lottery tickets revealed about $5,300 worth of lottery tickets were missing, Licking County Assistant Prosecutor Duke Frost said previously.

Frost said as far as authorities know, Carson didn't sell the losing tickets to the store's customers.

Mardele Cohen, director of communications for the Ohio Lottery Commission, said an instant ticket must be scratched to determine if it is a winner — either the playing field or the area covering the bar code.

Carson also was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.

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spy153's avatar - maren

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Posted: May 16, 2007, 10:37 am - IP Logged

good. I hate crooked clerks.Thumbs Up My husband asked what would prevent clerks from doing this very thing and I couldn't answer him, except to say "I'm sure they have their security measures." Now, I can add this. He was going on about how he didn't trust the kind of scratch offs that you buy from a clerk. He preferred the kind you got out of a vending maching.

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    Posted: May 16, 2007, 11:23 am - IP Logged

    Used scratch ticket codes to pick out winners

    A Heath, Ohio, woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of community control on Monday after she admitted to stealing lottery tickets she knew were winners.

    Courtney L. Carson, 37, was found guilty of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, after confessing to scanning lottery tickets' bar codes to see if they were winners while working at Heath Carryout between Jan. 15 and April 14, 2006.

    Carson, last known address 48 Carey Lane, then cashed the winning tickets elsewhere.

    An inventory of the Irving Wick Drive store's lottery tickets revealed about $5,300 worth of lottery tickets were missing, Licking County Assistant Prosecutor Duke Frost said previously.

    Frost said as far as authorities know, Carson didn't sell the losing tickets to the store's customers.

    Mardele Cohen, director of communications for the Ohio Lottery Commission, said an instant ticket must be scratched to determine if it is a winner — either the playing field or the area covering the bar code.

    Carson also was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.

    This  issue  about  clerks  and  the  lottery  is  serious  accross  the  nation and  it  seems  to  be  happening  a  lot;

    The  fact  that  these  people  were  caught  is  good  what  about  the  multitude  that  were  not  caught  and  have  cheated  millions  of  people  from  there  winnings .......money  is  the  root  of  all  evil ......Bash

      jeffrey's avatar - moon
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      Posted: May 16, 2007, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

      It looks like it's time to stop buying lottery tickets. Winning doesn't mean "money" anymore; it's more like "maybe money".

        justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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        Posted: May 16, 2007, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

        Having money isn't evil.  Using it to cheat people is.

        The popular phrase, which is often misquoted, is from the New Testament (Timothy) and reads

        For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

         

         

         

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          Coastal Georgia
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          Posted: May 16, 2007, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

          Someone please let us know if a scratch ticket can be scanned ( the bar code ) to determine if it is a winner without uncovering the 3 digit number code.

          Inquiring minds want to know....

           

                                         

                        

           

           

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            Posted: May 16, 2007, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

            Someone please let us know if a scratch ticket can be scanned ( the bar code ) to determine if it is a winner without uncovering the 3 digit number code.

            Inquiring minds want to know....

            I'll like to know the same information too...If is true i was going to say that she could have gotten away with it if she had the help of a friend (s); she probably was a loner...I feel compasion when woman is a swindler and she does that kind of job by herself and not the help of other males but don't feel compassion when a man does that kind of work...Men are fill with evil..I don't trust them...

             

             

            "More important than winning the states' lotteries is the movie "Red Planet..."

              justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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              Posted: May 16, 2007, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

              I'll like to know the same information too...If is true i was going to say that she could have gotten away with it if she had the help of a friend (s); she probably was a loner...I feel compasion when woman is a swindler and she does that kind of job by herself and not the help of other males but don't feel compassion when a man does that kind of work...Men are fill with evil..I don't trust them...

               

               

              "More important than winning the states' lotteries is the movie "Red Planet..."

              I would love to agree with you, but then it would be tantamount to admitting that women aren't equal to men and do not have the same capacity for greatness or for failure.

              Did you see Enemy Mine?  I've seen it many times.  I bet it is a movie you would really like, Pumpi.  Louis Gossett Jr explains why the Drac world doesn't have 2 sexes. 

              Anyway, do you think Ted Bundy was any less evil than Aileen Wuornos?  Both were serial killers and the men she murdered are just as dead as the women he strangled.  The reason those pretty blonde teachers keep getting away with molesting students is because we are a society brainwashed by appearance.  "Too pretty to go to prison" is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard in recent years, because Debra LaFave (pretty as she is) still screwed her students and belongs behind bars with the scary looking male crackheads who have snot running down their faces.

              (Oy!  Now I'm singing Aqualung.  "Sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent.  Snot running down his nose, greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes...")

              My point is that evil comes in all colors, sizes and genders. 

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                Coastal Georgia
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                I'll like to know the same information too...If is true i was going to say that she could have gotten away with it if she had the help of a friend (s); she probably was a loner...I feel compasion when woman is a swindler and she does that kind of job by herself and not the help of other males but don't feel compassion when a man does that kind of work...Men are fill with evil..I don't trust them...

                 

                 

                "More important than winning the states' lotteries is the movie "Red Planet..."

                What?  Pumpi , you always leave us guessing.....

                 

                                               

                              

                 

                 

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                  I would love to agree with you, but then it would be tantamount to admitting that women aren't equal to men and do not have the same capacity for greatness or for failure.

                  Did you see Enemy Mine?  I've seen it many times.  I bet it is a movie you would really like, Pumpi.  Louis Gossett Jr explains why the Drac world doesn't have 2 sexes. 

                  Anyway, do you think Ted Bundy was any less evil than Aileen Wuornos?  Both were serial killers and the men she murdered are just as dead as the women he strangled.  The reason those pretty blonde teachers keep getting away with molesting students is because we are a society brainwashed by appearance.  "Too pretty to go to prison" is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard in recent years, because Debra LaFave (pretty as she is) still screwed her students and belongs behind bars with the scary looking male crackheads who have snot running down their faces.

                  (Oy!  Now I'm singing Aqualung.  "Sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent.  Snot running down his nose, greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes...")

                  My point is that evil comes in all colors, sizes and genders. 

                  you are not going to believe it justxploring but I like that movie very much...I tried in the past to get that movie but no one had it, you could only get it online, and since i don't have a credit card i could order it...I LOVE THAT MOVIE...is Enemy of Mine...Is one of the movies i didn't have in my collection...Well what used to be my collection, for one month i became too regilious and got rid of a lot of movies from my collection (i don't know why i did it) with lot of information and ideas that i had...

                  What was my collection: (By order of importance)...

                  Gladiator

                  Saving private Ryan

                  Red Planet

                  Predator 1

                  Hunt for the Red October

                  Stargate

                  The Rock

                  Armaggeddon

                  A Beautiful mind

                  Joan of Arc

                  Pi

                  What was missing from my collection (order of importance)

                  The Fountain

                  Supernova

                  The Core

                  To Build A Fire

                  The Prestige

                  Enemy of Mine

                  Is a wonderful life

                  Gottica (about super humans not the other gottika)

                  Vertigo (by same actor as a wonderful life, can't remember his name)

                  Lost in Space

                  and waiting to see if "Proof" will join them...I haven't seen the previews of "Proof" just saw1/2 second of the previews...

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                    "Vertigo (by same actor as a wonderful life, can't remember his name)"

                     

                    Jimmy Stewart


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                      Posted: May 16, 2007, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                      Having money isn't evil.  Using it to cheat people is.

                      The popular phrase, which is often misquoted, is from the New Testament (Timothy) and reads

                      For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

                       

                       

                       

                      your  right  and  I  should  have  qouted  it  from  the  'word'  thanks  for  catching  my  mistake :Dupe Alert

                       For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1Tim.6:10

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                        you are not going to believe it justxploring but I like that movie very much...I tried in the past to get that movie but no one had it, you could only get it online, and since i don't have a credit card i could order it...I LOVE THAT MOVIE...is Enemy of Mine...Is one of the movies i didn't have in my collection...Well what used to be my collection, for one month i became too regilious and got rid of a lot of movies from my collection (i don't know why i did it) with lot of information and ideas that i had...

                        What was my collection: (By order of importance)...

                        Gladiator

                        Saving private Ryan

                        Red Planet

                        Predator 1

                        Hunt for the Red October

                        Stargate

                        The Rock

                        Armaggeddon

                        A Beautiful mind

                        Joan of Arc

                        Pi

                        What was missing from my collection (order of importance)

                        The Fountain

                        Supernova

                        The Core

                        To Build A Fire

                        The Prestige

                        Enemy of Mine

                        Is a wonderful life

                        Gottica (about super humans not the other gottika)

                        Vertigo (by same actor as a wonderful life, can't remember his name)

                        Lost in Space

                        and waiting to see if "Proof" will join them...I haven't seen the previews of "Proof" just saw1/2 second of the previews...

                        i forgot to mention "Swordfish" which is my second most favorite movie...It comes on second place (or importance) below Gladiator....

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                          Posted: May 16, 2007, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                          I can't really say what my favorite movie is of all time.  I've watched so many of them for over 40 years.  I guess Shawshank Redemption, Cool Hand Luke, The Lion in Winter, Papillon, Benny and Joon, Total Recall, To Kill a Mockingbird, Strangers on a Train, Dances With Wolves, Clockwork Orange, Tom Jones, Annie Hall, The Pawnbroker, Sophie's Choice, Midnight Cowboy, Forrest Gump, Big, Children of a Lesser God, Body Heat, The Untouchables* ....

                          Nah, can't even begin.

                          *The scene with the baby carriage in the train station....wow!" 

                          Wish I hadn't started.  Now more pop up every second like The Green Mile, Butch Cassidy, The Sting, The Deer Hunter, Awakenings, Elmer Gantry, Drugstore Cowboy, When Harry Met Sally, Terms of Endearment, Easy Rider.....Someone - please stop me!!!  LOL

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                            Yo Courtney, say hi to Paris while you're in there! (oh wait, different States)