Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 8, 2016, 8:49 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Lottery ticket theft wins larceny count

Connecticut LotteryConnecticut Lottery: Lottery ticket theft wins larceny count
4.52
Rating:

A nurse's aide faces a larceny charge after she allegedly stole a winning $3,125 lottery ticket from an elderly town woman who cares for physically and mentally handicapped children in her home.

Monica Blackwell-Simms, 38, of Newfield Avenue, Bridgeport, is charged with third-degree larceny following her arrest Wednesday by state authorities.

Blackwell-Simms worked for the Stratford-based Family Care Visiting Nurse & Home Care Agency at the time, said Kevin McGuire, an investigator with the state's Special Revenues Division.

A woman answering the phone at the nursing agency didn't recognize her. A telephone number listed for the suspect was out of service.

McGuire said the aide helped the woman care for the children.

The woman always played the number 1000 in the Play 4 game and hit the jackpot earlier this year, he said.

But she couldn't find the winning ticket and she and the aide scoured the home looking for it. The woman never found it, but it was later cashed, according to McGuire.

She reported the incident and investigators identified Blackwell-Simms as the person who cashed it, he said.

At first, the aide denied it, but later confessed and was cooperative, he said.

McGuire said the suspect, under questioning, couldn't recall where she bought the winning ticket.

But the elderly woman had "stacks and stacks of previous tickets playing the same number," he said.

Blackwell-Simms reportedly told McGuire she felt guilty.

She was upset the woman didn't buy her any tickets, according to the investigator. None of the winnings were recovered, he added.

Blackwell-Simms is free on bond for an appearance Oct. 7 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Connecticut Post

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

4 comments. Last comment 9 years ago by konane.
Page 1 of 1
Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
Indiana
United States
Member #48725
January 7, 2007
1954 Posts
Offline
Posted: September 24, 2007, 10:31 am - IP Logged

I hate people who steal.Yawn

Gonna win.Big Smile

    JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

    United States
    Member #4121
    March 23, 2004
    817 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: September 24, 2007, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

    Greed makes people do crazy things. 

      dphillips's avatar - littleuns
      Albuquerque, New Mexico
      United States
      Member #5128
      June 18, 2004
      377 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: September 24, 2007, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

      All the aide needed was a $1.00 and a dream. You see, as one person so eloquently mentioned....greed!  It appears that people want to win (that's not the issue) -- but they are too impatient to wait. They have this..."I want it now attitude -- I can't wait until tomorrow!"

      That's the issue with most posters here who want to help out family members, too. Give your loved ones a $1.00 (unless they invested in your Lottery happiness), tell them to play, and perhaps their dream will come true. Why should they sit back and wait to have money doled out to them as if money drops from the sky?  That's not how life works.

       

      Finally, some people (mostly the anti-lottery constituents) and the radical, know-it-all, flesh-eating evangelicals) would have us believe that when we win a Lottery windfall -- we're getting something for nothing.  No way! We have to spend our hard earned dollars to play; no Lottery vendor just gives away free Lottery tickets because they like you.

      See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

        konane's avatar - wallace
        Atlanta, GA
        United States
        Member #1265
        March 13, 2003
        3333 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: September 25, 2007, 9:44 am - IP Logged

        All the aide needed was a $1.00 and a dream. You see, as one person so eloquently mentioned....greed!  It appears that people want to win (that's not the issue) -- but they are too impatient to wait. They have this..."I want it now attitude -- I can't wait until tomorrow!"

        That's the issue with most posters here who want to help out family members, too. Give your loved ones a $1.00 (unless they invested in your Lottery happiness), tell them to play, and perhaps their dream will come true. Why should they sit back and wait to have money doled out to them as if money drops from the sky?  That's not how life works.

         

        Finally, some people (mostly the anti-lottery constituents) and the radical, know-it-all, flesh-eating evangelicals) would have us believe that when we win a Lottery windfall -- we're getting something for nothing.  No way! We have to spend our hard earned dollars to play; no Lottery vendor just gives away free Lottery tickets because they like you.

        "Finally, some people (mostly the anti-lottery constituents) and the radical, know-it-all, flesh-eating evangelicals) would have us believe that when we win a Lottery windfall -- we're getting something for nothing.  No way! We have to spend our hard earned dollars to play; no Lottery vendor just gives away free Lottery tickets because they like you."

        _____

        For most serious lottery players it's far more involved than that ... tracking numbers, strategies, crunching numbers, self discipline, maintaining an optimistic winning outlook, the latter of which sometimes requires a lot of hard work. 

        No ... lottery wins aren't a windfall dropping randomly out of the sky, something always precedes that win ..... the least of which is listening to intuitive urges to purchase a ticket.

        Good luck to everyone!