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Maryland liquor store owner charged in lottery scam

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Posted: March 16, 2011, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

"Ross Liquors store owner, Melissa Ann Stone, 39, of the 3900 block of Goose Harbor Road in Middle River, has been charged with attempted theft of between $10,000 and $100,000. A trial date has been set for May 26."

WOW her trail Date has been set for my Birthday May 26th!  One of my B - Day wishes for that day would be for her to be convicted and found guilty and sent to jail for the maximum time allowed for the crime she commited.

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    Monkey Butt, USA
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    Posted: March 16, 2011, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

    A lottery security investigator, acting on a tip, took a winning ticket to Ross Liquors, but was told the ticket was not a winning number.

    Police said when Stone scanned it, the lottery terminal made a loud noise, which is normal when a winning ticket is cashed in.

    Maybe I am being a little slow, but, I gotta ask.......

    Where did the winning ticket come from?

    Did the winning ticket come from a customer?

    Or did the security investigator purchase the winning ticket somewhere?

    Or did the Lottery Commission create the winning ticket?

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      Posted: March 17, 2011, 12:39 am - IP Logged

      "Ross Liquors store owner, Melissa Ann Stone, 39, of the 3900 block of Goose Harbor Road in Middle River, has been charged with attempted theft of between $10,000 and $100,000. A trial date has been set for May 26."

      WOW her trail Date has been set for my Birthday May 26th!  One of my B - Day wishes for that day would be for her to be convicted and found guilty and sent to jail for the maximum time allowed for the crime she commited.

      My Birthday, too, lol.  Bad day for her, though.

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        Posted: March 17, 2011, 1:17 am - IP Logged

        "Where did the winning ticket come from?"

        They make them. When you own the computer that will check the info when the ticket is scanned and tell the clerk whether or not it's a winner it's pretty simple to make a ticket come up as a winner.

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          Posted: March 17, 2011, 6:29 am - IP Logged

          It appears from the story that this is not the first time she stole someones winning ticket.

          "A lottery security investigator, acting on a tip, took a winning ticket to Ross Liquors, but was told the ticket was not a winning number."

          After the legal system gets done with her she'll be lucky to afford a $1 scratch-off. She definitely will no longer have her store when the Liqour Commision finds out she's been charged with a felony. Hopefully, she does some prison time also.

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            Posted: March 17, 2011, 7:58 am - IP Logged

            so ytou gotta ask how desperate would you have to be to risk losing your store, and invenstment, i mean livleyhood. for $10k

            i gotta assume  seeting up a business is rather pricey, and the payout for for running it must be more than $10k a year.

             

            so investment lost, lively hood lost on a $10k theft. is life so hard for a liquor store owner they have to resort to  running that risk?

            or are they just  scum that view their need over someone elses rights?

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              Posted: March 17, 2011, 8:13 am - IP Logged

              so ytou gotta ask how desperate would you have to be to risk losing your store, and invenstment, i mean livleyhood. for $10k

              i gotta assume  seeting up a business is rather pricey, and the payout for for running it must be more than $10k a year.

               

              so investment lost, lively hood lost on a $10k theft. is life so hard for a liquor store owner they have to resort to  running that risk?

              or are they just  scum that view their need over someone elses rights?

              Greed, stupidity, pure and simple.  Caveat emptor always.

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                Posted: March 17, 2011, 8:50 am - IP Logged

                Congrats to Md for doing their job!

                TN would never even THINK of doing it.

                The crooks here are free to rip off anybody they want and they know nobody is checking up on them.

                I reported a clerk who tried to rip off my wife (I got the money btw) and they just told me to be careful and didn't even ask where it happened.

                WTG Maryland!

                Tennessee Lottery Sucks.

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: March 17, 2011, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to Md for doing their job!

                  TN would never even THINK of doing it.

                  The crooks here are free to rip off anybody they want and they know nobody is checking up on them.

                  I reported a clerk who tried to rip off my wife (I got the money btw) and they just told me to be careful and didn't even ask where it happened.

                  WTG Maryland!

                  Tennessee Lottery Sucks.

                  Move to Kentucky where clerks here are honest and nice..Never had a problem here in 18 years..Move out of that dump Tenn and move to Heaven,aka Kentucky..See yah soon..We take anything...

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                    Posted: March 17, 2011, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                    Move to Kentucky where clerks here are honest and nice..Never had a problem here in 18 years..Move out of that dump Tenn and move to Heaven,aka Kentucky..See yah soon..We take anything...

                    If I was gonna change states just for lottery I would probably go to Virginia which has 100% real lottery drawings.

                    Kentucky has 80% so they still have a couple games they can cheat you on easier.

                    Tennessee though only has 29% real drawings (MM and PB).

                    ALL of Tennessee's state run games are computer generated to make it easier to cheat players, which they have been caught doing, by the way.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: March 17, 2011, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

                      OKay , My State of PA has self checkers, all it flashes is "Winning Ticket" or "No winner". IT doesnt state the value at all. And these were just implemented into our terminals about 4 months ago. I am curious if other states that have self checkers actually tell you the value of the winning??

                      I also had a ticket that was a winner and the self checker said no winner. I personally checked the offical website and wrote the numbers down , the ticket was valid for that play. I went up to the terminal and told the guy his checker was reading false. He said "That cant be" if it says you have a loser, you do. I said , Really ??? Then how about this, READ the nubmers on my printed ticket against your lottery report for numbers on that date. He did, and sure enough he said Let me run it thru the main terminal, and viola!

                      He had to manually punch in the long digit on the bottom to get it to accept the ticket , but it was indeed a winner. He said maybe the scan emblem was messed up but he did verify it a winner and paid out when I questioned it.

                      So sometimes the terminals do mess up . Its important to assert yourself when you know you have a winner.

                      THis lady though in the article can say her mental scanner just wasnt reading right Big Grin

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                        Posted: March 19, 2011, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                        MD drawings are 100% ball drawn except for KENO.  MD has self checkers long time and about 6 months ago???? started informing the dollar value if it is a winner.

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                          Posted: March 21, 2011, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

                          Why why why would you do that? now you are going to jail, probably lose your business, your family and friends.

                          Shortcuts will lead you to erehwon.

                          God bless you.

                          That money's gone fo ever

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                            Posted: March 29, 2011, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

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