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Trio charged in lottery ticket theft plead not guilty

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By Todd Northrop

STORM LAKE, Iowa — An Iowa woman, her boyfriend, and her mother have all plead not guilty to charges of stealing a winning scratch lottery ticket and working together to attempt to claim the prize.

(See 3 charged in theft of $250,000 lottery ticket, Lottery Post, Aug. 5, 2016.)

The boyfriend, Johnny Long Jr., Monday entered his written plea in Buena Vista County District Court to theft of a lottery ticket or share.  The Sioux Rapids, Iowa, resident is 26 years old.  His trial is set for Sept. 13.

Ashley Bosler, 20, and her mother, Sally Bosler, 42, both of Sioux Rapids, pleaded not guilty on Aug. 1. Ashley Bosler is charged with theft of a lottery ticket or share and aiding and abetting theft of a lottery ticket or share. Sally Bosler is charged with aiding and abetting theft of a lottery ticket or share. Both are scheduled to stand trial on Nov. 15.

Ashley Bosler, who was an employee at Casey's general store, is accused of scratching off a corner of the Iowa Lottery instant-scratch game ticket and scanning the bar code that confirmed it was a winner.

She did not buy the ticket and was not old enough to play, authorities said, so he asked Long, her boyfriend, to claim the $250,000 prize at the Storm Lake Regional Lottery office on June 17. The ticket sparked suspicion, and state and local authorities launched an investigation. The prize was not paid.

The three were arrested July 27.

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Posted: August 16, 2016, 9:15 am - IP Logged

Let the store tape tell the tale from when she scratched it, scanned it and then called the boyfriend to claim it....

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    Posted: August 16, 2016, 10:42 am - IP Logged

    Let the store tape tell the tale from when she scratched it, scanned it and then called the boyfriend to claim it....

    Things happen in threes:  Mom of the Year, Daughter of the Year, and Boyfriend of the Year.

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      Posted: August 16, 2016, 11:22 am - IP Logged

      Things happen in threes:  Mom of the Year, Daughter of the Year, and Boyfriend of the Year.

      I Agree!...added to that is the fact that the person who could have put a stop to all of this is Sally. Yes you girl.You knew your previous baby was not old enough to purchase the ticket to begin with. You also failed to tell her to return the ticket, you gave her a pat on the back for " looking out for her future" by encouraging theft. Your greed put you front and center Sally.It starts and end with you. Not sorry to say Sally, but you failed as a Mother. 

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        Posted: August 16, 2016, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

         Their booking photos show us that they are not happy campers.Unhappy

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          Posted: August 16, 2016, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

          If she never scribbled on the back then had her boyfriend scribble over and sign afterwards they would have gotten away with it. Why would you sign a ticket knowing your underage as well? Its amazes me however that most state lotteries make it standard policy to review video of large winnings. So if that's the case how come they cant verify the people that win and accidentally lose the ticket ? They only want to verify when it has the potential to benefit them. 

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            Posted: August 16, 2016, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

            Next thing you know, somebody will accept a plea deal and will be squealing like a pig and singing like a canary. "Family is not what it used to be. NOWADAYS, EVEN SOME RATS HAVE TWO LEGS".  No No

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              Posted: August 16, 2016, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

              They make a lovely set of criminals

              Has anyone played the numbers in their booking photos?

              576 on Ashley's 5763 on Johnny's and 57631 on Sally's .... wheel it

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                Posted: August 17, 2016, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                Here is an article on how these idiots were caught.  It were pure old "GREED." https://www.lotterypost.com/news/305754