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Iowa woman pleads innocent in Powerball lottery theft
A Fonda, Iowa, woman has pleaded innocent to theft for allegedly claiming a $100,000 lottery prize after several people had pooled money to buy tickets.Mary Farrell, 54, is charged in Buena Vista County District Court with one count of first-degree theft. She entered her plea Monday.Farrell had presented a Powerball ticket matching five numbers from the Dec. 31 to claim a $100,000 prize. A group of Albert City, Iowa, residents contacted the Buena Vista Sheriff's Office in January, asking the she ...
Mar 30, 2004, 4:27 am - Lottery News forum

Clerk admits stealing winning lottery ticket from student
A former gas station clerk has admitted stealing a winning lottery ticket worth $20,000 from a college student, telling her it was only worth $100.Antoine Y. Reiche, 34, told a Westboro District Court judge on Friday that he took the Lucky Stars ticket.Prosecutors recommended a sentence of one year of probation and a restraining order that would prohibit him from having any contact with the victim, Erica Schmitt. Judge Michael Brooks did not impose a sentence, halting the case after Reiche's att ...
Mar 29, 2004, 4:33 am - Lottery News forum

Store clerk arrested, accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets
Captured on video: A lottery player busily playing scratch-off games.Captured in handcuffs: The same lottery player who illegally scratched off almost $500 worth of tickets without paying for them.Robert Lee King, 41, of 14860 Indigo Lakes Circle, North Naples, was arrested and charged with grand theft in connection with his unlucky gambling spree earlier this month.Collier County sheriff's deputies arrested King on Tuesday after a co-worker at the Shell/Site station at 5606 Tavila Circle turned ...
Mar 25, 2004, 5:00 am - Lottery News forum

2 charged in theft from Powerball lottery winner
Two men were charged Tuesday with stealing $100,000 from the winner of the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history.Brian Christopher Hillabold and David Michael Fewell, both 20, were jailed on charges of breaking into Jack Whittaker's sport utility vehicle Jan. 17. The vehicle was parked outside Whittaker's home.Authorities began investigating the pair after learning they spent $7,000 to $8,000 on clothing in a department store.The men told police that a third person took the money and ...
Mar 24, 2004, 4:31 am - Lottery News forum

Two Wisconsin brothers arrested in lottery tickets theft
Two brothers from Antigo, Wisconsin were jailed Tuesday after they were caught trying to cash stolen lottery tickets.The Shawano County Sheriffs Department said the tickets were among 2,184 Wisconsin Lottery tickets taken from a burglary at the Remington Oil gas station in Birnamwood about 3 a.m. Tuesday. Police said a front window had been smashed to gain entry to the station.Police were notified when three young men attempted to cash the stolen tickets here about 10 a.m. Birnamwood Police Chie ...
Mar 18, 2004, 4:20 am - Lottery News forum

Whittaker Robbed Again and Again
The man who won the largest single lottery jackpot in U.S. history has had a run of bad luck this week: He's been robbed twice and sued.Police said the business office of Jack Whittaker (search), who hit the $314.9 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas 2002, was broken into Tuesday and $2,000 was taken.On Thursday, Whittaker's vehicle at his home was broken into and property was stolen. State Police spokesman Sgt. Jay Powers said he could not release details.No arrests have been made.Earlier in ...
Mar 12, 2004, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum

Five charged in Pennsylvania lottery ticket thefts
A mother and daughter and three other employees of a Scranton, Pennsylvania convenience market stole more than $62,000 last year by taking thousands of instant lottery tickets and cashing in winners, a Lackawanna County detective charged Thursday.The five were tripped up when the owner of Sdventh Avenue Kwik N Ezy Kwik Mart noticed a large discrepancy in lottery ticket sales during a year-end review of accounts, according to an arrest affidavit.They are charged with single counts of theft by unl ...
Feb 20, 2004, 6:44 am - Lottery News forum

Disputed Massachusetts lottery ticket is found
Police have found a missing $20,000 Massachusetts lottery ticket that a college student said was snatched out of her hand by the clerk at the Westborough store where she bought it. The Lottery Commission has verified it through the numbers, police Sergeant Russell Johnson said.Lottery officials have to visually inspect the scratch-off ticket before Erika Schmitt, 18, can claim her prize. We have notified her, and obviously she is excited, Johnson said.There might be some delay before the money ...
Feb 16, 2004, 6:03 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery ticket thieves beginning to strike across Tennessee
Lottery fever isn't just for paying customers.Thieves from Memphis to Knoxville are trying to cash in on the games, and store owners are taking matters into their own hands to counter them.Ali Haimed of Memphis learned the hard way that criminals have a new target after the lottery's Jan. 20 startup. When he opened his store Jan. 30, about $1,500 worth of tickets and the clear display case they were in were both gone. They took the whole box, Haimed said.Several lottery ticket thefts have been ...
Feb 16, 2004, 6:01 am - Lottery News forum

Sergeant accused of stealing Georgia lottery tickets
A 24-year veteran of the Richmond County Sheriffs Office was suspended without pay after he was charged with stealing lottery tickets while on duty at a grocery store.Sgt. William Billy Hambrick, 52, was charged with a felony count of theft and was released from the Richmond County jail Wednesday night on $5,050 bond, officials said. His suspension was announced Thursday by Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength.Investigators found that the sergeant had been filling out Cash 3 Georgia Lottery t ...
Feb 13, 2004, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum