Virginia woman conned out of nearly $30,000
The Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident in which a woman in the Virginia county was bilked out of nearly $30,000 after being promised lottery riches, court records show.
According to an affidavit for a search warrant filed in Spotsylvania Circuit Court, the 68-year-old victim was at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre late last month when she was approached by two Hispanic women who asked her for a ride.
Det. William Lee wrote that the women told the victim that they had a ...
May 17, 2017, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
4th clerk arrested in Florida Lottery sting
Florida officials have arrested a fourth person locally in its ongoing crackdown on store owners and employees who cheat customers out of lottery winnings.
Kamlawatie Persaud, 60, a clerk at Dave's Mini Mart at 10859 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, was arrested Wednesday.
According to an investigator at the Florida Lottery Division of Security, the official went to the convenience store posing as a customer with a winning ticket valued at $599 and gave it to the clerk to scan. Persaud checked the ...
May 12, 2017, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
2 found guilty, 1 acquitted in $2 million Hoosier Lottery scam
A Marion County jury has found two of the three persons accused in a $2 million scam involving a bogus winning Hoosier Lottery ticket guilty on multiple counts, while a third defendant was found not guilty.
Found guilty Wednesday were Ashlee Campbell Parsley, 30, and her brother-in-law, Jackie Parsley II, 35.
Meanwhile, the charges against Joseph Parsley, 32, Ashlee Parsley's husband and Jackie Parsley II's brother, were dismissed by Marion Superior Court Judge Grant W. Hawkins prior to cl ...
Apr 28, 2017, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum
Trial set to start for 3 people charged in $2M Hoosier Lottery scam case
A jury trial is scheduled to start Monday in the case of three people accused of trying to bilk the Hoosier Lottery out of $2 million.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry will handle the case.
In 2015, police arrested Jackie Parsley II, Joseph Parsley and Ashlee Campbell Parsley in connection with the scam. They're accused of falsely redeeming a lottery ticket from a Plainfield liquor store owned by a relative of Jackie and Joseph Parsley.
(See 3 face charges in Indiana Lottery scam, L ...
Apr 24, 2017, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
Duo facing felony charges in lottery theft scheme
Two Indiana women are facing multiple felony theft charges for their alleged roles in a lottery theft scheme at a convenience store.
Melinda C. Lanning, 42, and Reagan S. Richardson, 19, both of Connersville, Indiana, were each charged in late March by special prosecutor Andrew Bryson of Union County with two counts of Level 6 felony theft, stemming from an investigation by both the Connersville Police Department and the State Lottery Commission of Indiana into the duo allegedly stealing thou ...
Apr 11, 2017, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Woman sentenced for stealing more than $400,000 from Missouri lottery winner
A former Kansas City woman who stole more than $400,000 from a Missouri Lottery winner was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison.
Freya Pearson, 44, of Conyers, Ga., was ordered to repay $441,830 to the victim, a female 61-year-old former hospital housekeeper who won $2.4 million in the Missouri Lottery in 2008.
But because of Pearson's scheme, the lottery winner is now financially insolvent and had to take a reverse mortgage in order to keep her home, according to federal pr ...
Feb 22, 2017, 8:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Police help 100-year-old man after thief steals lottery ticket
Includes video report
At 100 years young, Larry Steinfeld has a lifetime of stories including fighting in World War II, great-grandkids and a 65 year long marriage.
He wasn't sure why his latest tale brought a reporter to his door.
How did I reach this, Steinfeld said.
When Larry came back from the Saturday donut and coffee time downstairs in his Waltham apartment building someone was walking out his door.
A man stole Larry's scratch ticket worth $100.
Waltham Police Officer T ...
Feb 20, 2017, 12:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida store employee arrested for 'micro-scratching' lottery tickets
Includes video report
Authorities say a Florida convenience store clerk was cashing in by cheating, while selling customers worthless lottery tickets.
Lottery officials say he got greedy and tried to cash in too many big winning lottery scratch-off tickets at the Tampa Lottery District Office.
One major red flag was when he tried to claim a $500 winning scratch-off ticket that hadn't even been scratched.
For more than a year, lottery officials believe an employee of a Radiant conveni ...
Jan 6, 2017, 9:10 am - Lottery News forum
Accused lottery rigger Eddie Tipton facing new Wisconsin charges
A former Iowa lottery security official accused of rigging drawings to win prize money in several states is facing new felony charges in Wisconsin.
A prosecutor in the Wisconsin Department of Justice filed a total of six charges against Eddie Tipton on Thursday, including one count of racketeering, a theft by fraud charge and four computers crimes charges. The charges stem from a suspect December 2007 Megabucks drawing in Wisconsin that allegedly won Tipton and a business associate a prize wo ...
Dec 22, 2016, 9:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Man wanted for stealing lottery scratch tickets twice
Police are searching for a man who they believe stole Washington Lottery scratch tickets twice this month.
In the early-morning hours of Oct. 13, a man reached across the counter of the 7-Eleven on Callow Avenue in Bremerton, Washington, and stole tickets.
Bremerton police say a person matching the same description and wearing very similar clothing crawled behind the service desk at the Safeway at 900 N Callow Avenue and stole tickets on Oct. 17.
More than 100 tickets were recently cash ...
Oct 24, 2016, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum