N.C. store clerk accused of stealing woman's winning lottery ticket
Tammy Church thought her first-ever scratch-off ticket was a winner. The store clerk told her otherwise.
Now, he's charged with a felony for stealing Church's winning lottery ticket. Josh Wesley Price, 32, of Lenoir, is charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Police are looking into other possible scams involving Price and other winning tickets.
Church bought the scratch-off ticket at Wilco Hess on Wilkesboro Boulevard in Lenoir on Aug. 1, said Lenoir Police Lt. Brent Phe ...
Aug 11, 2006, 12:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery Employee Arrested for Stealing Tickets
A Michigan Lottery employee was facing larceny and embezzlement charges for his alleged scheme to steal scratch-off tickets, Thursday.
51-year-old Larry Adams worked for the Michigan Lottery Commission as a sales representative. It was his job to acquire contracts with stores to sell the lottery scratch-off games.
When a game is discontinued the unsold tickets are supposed to be pickup by another person to be destroyed, but instead, prosecutors said, Adams would go to the stores and take ...
Jul 21, 2006, 12:27 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. store clerk busted in Lotto scam
A man who bought a Lotto ticket worth $1 million at a Huntington Station store was almost swindled out of his winnings by the clerk, State Police said.
Carlos Canas bought the $1 million Lotto Luck scratch-off ticket at Huntington Beverage, 1687 New York Ave., on June 7 and immediately knew he had won.
Wanting to verify his winnings and get information on how to claim the prize, police said Canas handed the ticket to the clerk, Mohinder K. Misri.
Misri allegedly scanned the ticket, tore ...
Jun 26, 2006, 1:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Greek boy kidnapped from lottery winners
Teenage boy later escaped and returned to parents
The teenage son of a couple from Loutsa, east of Athens, Greece, who had won 280,000 euros in the Joker lottery escaped from his kidnappers yesterday hours after the two men abducted him and demanded the winnings from his parents.
Police found the 15-year-old wandering close to Athens International Airport yesterday afternoon. He told officers that he had been tied and blindfolded and left in a shack that he believes was located somewhere i ...
Jun 2, 2006, 11:18 am - Lottery News forum
Employee charged with stealing lottery tickets
An employee of a Bath convenience store allegedly made off with 59 North Carolina Lottery tickets Saturday and cashed in the winnings a day later.
Several of the winning stolen tickets were converted to cash and a money order at a convenience store in Washington Sunday. The winnings from the stolen tickets totaled $102.
Jamie DeJong Carpenter, 24, of 23 Deerfield Lane, Chocowinity, was charged with one count of larceny by employee and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses Wed ...
Jun 2, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum
Security guard steals Idaho Lottery tickets
An Idaho Lottery security officer is in jail today, accused of stealing from the agency he was hired to protect.
20-year-old Christopher Martin of Emmett is accused of stealing from the Lottery Commission.
Idaho Lottery administrators say martin was working as an on-site security officer at the lottery headquarters. He hadn't been on the job long when he allegedly walked away with winning tickets.
As a security officer contracted to patrol the Idaho Lottery headquarters Christopher ...
Jun 2, 2006, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum
Thief can't resist lure of lottery tickets
A jackpot-seeking thief swooped into a south Raleigh convenience store early Saturday morning, grabbed a plastic dispenser filled with $1,100 worth of lottery tickets and then ran away, according to police.
The guy just came into the store and talked to the clerk for a bit, said Dawda Jack, manager of the BP Amoco Station at 1969 Rock Quarry Road. Then he pulled a whole rack of tickets from the counter. He walked out -- we had it on tape and everything.
Raleigh police said officers cau ...
May 1, 2006, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum
Thief grabs N.C. lottery tickets from store display
A thief stole a display cabinet full of North Carolina lottery tickets this weekend, but his ill-gotten booty turned worthless almost immediately.
As soon as we are notified (of a theft), we deactivate those numbers, and the tickets cannot be redeemed, said Pam Walker, communications director for the N.C. Education Lottery.
Each ticket has an identification number, and lottery officials keep computerized records of which tickets are allotted for each vendor in the state, Walker said.
Apr 11, 2006, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Police arrest lottery ticket thief
A routine audit of lottery tickets conducted by the Texas Lottery Commission showed that more than $37,000 in scratch-off tickets were missing from a Flower Mound convenience store.
The tickets were missing from a Diamond Shamrock station in the 220 block of Long Prairie Road.
Police later arrested a store employee, Joanna Diaz, on charges of theft.
Mar 22, 2006, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Man arrested after redeeming stolen lottery tickets
A 24-year-old Michigan man was arrested this week on a charge that he stole more than $20,000 worth of lottery tickets from his employer and redeemed the winning tickets at businesses across Wayne County.
State Police said Jerry Allen Gallup worked at Hazel's Party Store in Taylor, where he was accused of taking Michigan Lottery Instant Game Tickets.
The winning tickets were cashed in at more than 30 locations in Wayne County, police said.
Police said Gallup confessed to the theft, an ...
Mar 16, 2006, 6:52 am - Lottery News forum