Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited July 2, 2020, 7:16 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

S.C. man sentenced for lottery ticket theft

Sep 2, 2004, 8:02 am

Share this news story on Facebook
Tweet this news story on Twitter
South Carolina LotterySouth Carolina Lottery: S.C. man sentenced for lottery ticket theft

A Ridgeland, South Carolina man was sentenced to time served, restitution and three years of probation in Beaufort County General Sessions Court Monday after pleading guilty to 12 charges of trying to cash stolen lottery tickets, court records state.

Albert Garvin, 37, was arrested last December on charges that he tried to cash the stolen lottery tickets at Publix on Pembroke Drive and the Shell gas station at the intersection of William Hilton Parkway and Spanish Wells Road, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said at the time.

A box of tickets was stolen from the Pantry on Gumtree Road the morning of Nov. 19. Garvin cashed some of the tickets at Publix, but a computer warned a cashier at the Shell station that the tickets were stolen and payment was withheld.

Garvin's sentence includes $1,659 in restitution payments. He was released from the Beaufort County Detention Center on Tuesday, according to the jail's Web log.

More than 276,000 in lottery tickets have been stolen since the S.C. Education Lottery began on Jan. 7, 2002. That figure represents less than 1 percent of all tickets sold, S.C. Lottery Commission spokeswoman Tara Robertson said.

Island Packet

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.

1 comment. Last comment 16 years ago by CASH Only.
Page 1 of 1

United States
Member #379
June 5, 2002
11296 Posts
Posted: September 3, 2004, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

The criminal went to  s-Hell  all right!!