New Jersey store clerk accused of stealing $1M lottery ticket
A New Jersey convenience store worker stole a customer's $1 million-winning lottery ticket and tried to pass it off as his own, authorities say.
Rayhan Sorwar, 36, who worked at an Edison convenience store, has been charged with theft of moveable property over $75,000, a second-degree crime; conspiracy to commit money laundering; and attempted money laundering, both first-degree crimes, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.
He was charged during a joint investigation by ...
Jan 26, 2018, 6:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Store clerk busted trying to scam undercover lottery investigator
Do you trust your store clerk with your lottery ticket?
Maybe you've won a few hundred bucks or more. Will the employee tell you or pocket the ticket while telling you it's a loser?
That happened this week at a Fort Myers store, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. A Winn-Dixie Liquors employee is accused of keeping a customer's $600 winning ticket and paying him only 5 bucks.
Crystelle Yvette Baton was charged with larceny grand theft on Monday.
Baton, 42, was caught becaus ...
Jan 24, 2018, 12:55 pm - Lottery News forum
CVS employee accused of stealing $1 million lottery ticket
An Illinois man claims in a lawsuit filed last week that a CVS employee stole his winning $1 million Illinois Lottery scratch-off card.
Carlos Figueroa claims in the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court that he bought the winning ticket on Oct. 30 from a CVS Pharmacy in Waukegan. The address of the store was not immediately available.
The suit states that Figueroa said he purchased the Merry Millionaire instant scratch-off through a vending machine that had cut it in half due to a malfu ...
Nov 21, 2017, 8:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery cracks down on retailers who cheat customers
When a customer brought a Keno ticket to Nick's Party Stop in Clinton Township, retailer Don Kallo ran the ticket through his lottery terminal, declared it a loser and tore it in half.
Kallo, the spouse of store operator Linda Kallo, then took the torn ticket a $2,517 winner to the Michigan Lottery Bureau to redeem it.
Suspicious lottery officials investigated and learned Kallo hadn't purchased the ticket, as he claimed, records show.
It was determined the ticket had been purchased by ...
Nov 17, 2017, 2:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Store clerks seen on camera stealing lottery tickets
Includes video report
Two former store clerks are in hot water after surveillance video captured them stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of scratch-off lottery tickets for months.
Former store clerk Reagan Santana Richardson is set to be sentenced Friday in Fayette County for her involvement in the theft of scratch-off lottery tickets at Miller's Discount Tobacco store in Connersville, Indiana, located at 704 Eastern Avenue.
Richardson has been offered a plea deal that will not ...
Nov 14, 2017, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner guilty of attempted shoplifting
A Tewksbury, Massachusetts, woman was found guilty Wednesday of attempting to steal $80 worth of lipstick from a Kohl's department store two months after winning $1 million on a scratch ticket.
Judge Robert Stephen ordered Yokatia Rodriguez, 40, to pay a $2,000 fine and serve 30 days in Rockingham County Jail if she is not on good behavior for the next year. Half of the fine and all of the jail sentence will be dismissed if she doesn't get arrested again, he explained.
According to court d ...
Oct 12, 2017, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
Two-time Michigan Lottery winner accused of embezzling $300,000
A 30-year-old woman who won two major Michigan Lottery prizes is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from a local substance abuse and mental health treatment center during her time as an accountant there.
Both jackpots one $20,000 and the other $60,000 Nichol Evans won in late 2016 by playing online gambling games, according to Michigan Lottery articles.
Evans won the bigger prize while on a work break at DOT Caring Centers Inc., a local substance abuse and mental health treatment cen ...
Sep 1, 2017, 7:50 pm - Lottery News forum
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