|Posted: July 27, 2012, 5:53 pm - IP Logged|
Jack Lavoie has purchased lottery tickets at the same Shell station in Newport News, Virginia almost every day for a decade and was stunned when store clerk Susan Perez, someone he had gotten to know over the years, allegedly tricked him out of his winning $600 lottery ticket. Lavoie says that Perez told him his prize was only $40. He learned of the mischievous deed when his son in California called him to congratulate him on his winnings. Lavoie says he thought he had only gotten three of the numbers, but his son pointed out that he had in fact gotten four, because he always played his kids' birthdays. When Jack went back to the gas station, he was told the ticket had been lost. He took the issue to the Virginia Lottery which has led to Perez's indictment on felony larceny charges. To make matters worse for Perez, Lavoie says all she had to do was ask for money if she needed it - he would have given it to her. Perez did not comment, but the Shell store manager said she no longer works there.
Must remember wherever big money exsists some will seek larceny & thest opportunity