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Iowa woman tries to cash stolen lottery tickets

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A Des Moines, Iowa, woman tried to cash voided Iowa Lottery tickets she stole while working at a company hired to shred old tickets, police said.

Chandi Kelly Ramirez, 38, was charged with forgery of a lottery ticket.

Ramirez worked at International Paper, which has a document destruction and recycling division in Des Moines, police reports show.

An Iowa Lottery employee told police International Paper employees picked up a large quantity of lottery tickets from their warehouse on March 1. The tickets should have been destroyed March 8, police said.

Ramirez allegedly tried cashing two of those tickets March 16, at a convenience store and at lottery headquarters, authorities said.

Investigators identified her with the help of the convenience store, authorities said. Ramirez told detectives she bought the tickets from another International Paper employee, but investigators determined she had acted alone, officials said.

A warrant was issued for Ramirez, and she was arrested Monday.

Thanks to RedStang for the tip.

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Posted: April 19, 2013, 10:09 am - IP Logged

Geez, she wasn't a BLONDE was she??

                                             

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    Posted: April 19, 2013, 10:12 am - IP Logged

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.Someone should have told Ramirez that this is absolutely against the Law.
    For all those who are contemplating this action...Don't DO IT. I can't stress this strong enough.

    Evil Looking

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      Posted: April 19, 2013, 10:17 am - IP Logged

      Lottery's Dumbest Criminal of the Week.

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        Posted: April 19, 2013, 11:11 am - IP Logged

        Desperate times call for desperate measures.Someone should have told Ramirez that this is absolutely against the Law.
        For all those who are contemplating this action...Don't DO IT. I can't stress this strong enough.

        Evil Looking

        Tell Chandi Kelly Ramirez, and/or other larcenists, that which is illegal [in any country]?: 

        1) Stealing lottery tickets which she was accepting payment to destroy, or

        2) Attempting to include others in own obstruction of law(s).

        P***ed

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          Posted: April 19, 2013, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

          Geez, she wasn't a BLONDE was she??

          Just a typical employee who knows what their part of the job is, but doesn't understand how the whole process works.

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            Posted: April 19, 2013, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

            Why did they need to shred the tickets? Are these expired tickets or valid tickets but have passed their end of sale dates?

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              Posted: April 19, 2013, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

              Why did they need to shred the tickets? Are these expired tickets or valid tickets but have passed their end of sale dates?

              Probably ended games. Many games are ended well before they sell out. Some have 30-40% of tickets unsold at the end date, so they'd need to destroy millions of tickets when those games are pulled.

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                Posted: April 19, 2013, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                It never even dawned on me that they would require shredding. I thought the computer would simply decline them if a person tried to cash them in. As wicked of an act this maybe, she was clever to find this loop hole. Now to find thirty days in the hole..or more!

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                  Posted: April 20, 2013, 1:48 am - IP Logged

                  I can only think of two possibilities for dealing with ticklets that are left over when a game ends. One is to destroy them, and the other is to warehouse them until after the latest possible date for claiming the prizes. The latter costs more than destroying them, and risks the possibility that people get them and try to claim the prizes. If somebody gets  some of the tickets and sells them in a store the people trying to claim the prizes might be innocent people who have acted in good faith. It also means retailers wasting a lot of time when people attempt to cash them in.

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                    Posted: April 20, 2013, 4:36 am - IP Logged

                    Geez, she wasn't a BLONDE was she??

                    MD:

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                    Kelly Ramlez >>38>>>>>>>>>is in D>>>>>>lottery post>>>(NEW's)<<<CARE<4<who<<<<<MD???????

                    BLONDE/BRUNETTE/RED>>>>>HEAD>>>>>>>LOTTERY>POST>>>(don't discrimitate)WHO>U don't care!!

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                    THEY WILL WYPE UR POST if u don'T gree

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                    hAS>>>> todd "CHANGED"??????????

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                      Posted: April 20, 2013, 4:43 am - IP Logged

                      With all of the latest technology around us these days, you need to be extremely clever to steal. It is just money, you can earn it, you might win it but never ever steal it.

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                        Posted: April 20, 2013, 9:20 am - IP Logged

                        I guess the grass wasn't greener on the other side, bye Chandi

                        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                        For a lead role in a cage?

                         

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                          Posted: April 20, 2013, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Geez, she wasn't a BLONDE was she??

                          Hey ! -  lol

                          Chandi, Go to jai. Go directly to jail. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

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                            Posted: April 22, 2013, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                            Just a typical employee who knows what their part of the job is, but doesn't understand how the whole process works.

                            Yea and DOESN'T want to know the whole process.... even more typical.