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Ohio grocery worker pleads guilty in $189,000 lottery theft | The C...

There are 16 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 12, 2010, titled Ohio grocery worker pleads guilty in $189,000 lottery theft | The C.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A Kroger supermarket employee in Ohio has been convicted of stealing more than $100,000 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets in the store where she worked.

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Westerville-ite

Columbus, OH

#1 May 12, 2010
How can you win- if you don't STEAL!
jbd612

AOL

#2 May 12, 2010
WOW. She stole all those tickets and still didn't have enough money to skip town?? So much for your chances on winning the lottery. lol

That is just messed up.
Topper

Columbus, OH

#3 May 12, 2010
Gambling...The "victimless" crime....
Westerville-ite

Columbus, OH

#4 May 12, 2010
Topper wrote:
Gambling...The "victimless" crime....
I don't think you can be a "victim" of yourself- your point is invalid!
Speculative

Columbus, OH

#5 May 12, 2010
Odds are, she won't have fun.
Current PC

Columbus, OH

#6 May 12, 2010
Isn't it strange that the lottery and /or Kroger didn't notice $189K missing? You'd think this would be as secure as an ATM or something. That's some serious cash.
E Lee

Columbus, OH

#7 May 12, 2010
This makes me very uneasy when I purchase instant tickets--I'm always thinking, has the seller scanned the tickets and removed the winning tickets. I can't believe the State Lottery doesn't have better accountability and security.
Mary

Dublin, OH

#8 May 12, 2010
So how much did she win in winning tickets???
ODaized

Shawnee, KS

#9 May 12, 2010
The tickets were already scratched off? ;)
helpin out

United States

#10 May 12, 2010
she was doing it so that the local school system would get the money ????
jbd612

AOL

#11 May 12, 2010
It really is amazing neither Kroger's nor the Ohio Lottery Commission had security systems in place to notice such a theft...I guess other thieve's are taking notes.
Stacy

Springfield, OH

#12 May 12, 2010
What's up with these store employees and the lottery system ? Every body needs money to live but to jeopardize my freedom and do what she and the other lottery thieves are doing no way could I go that route . Curious did she ever win any amount that was worth what she is accuse of and going to jail for .A lot of people think differently My self no amount of money > lottery , bank ,
embezzlement , robbery , any thing done underhanded to gain the money is worth my freedom .
Crabby Appleton

Carlsbad, CA

#13 May 12, 2010
How about 10 years in prison with full restitution of the money stolen, and if that's not repaid, straight back to prison she goes. Sounds like a winning ticket to me.

As it is, she got nearly $40k/year tax-free if she only gets 5 years. And of course they'll be early release so better double that lenient prison term. Give her the same time a man would get.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#14 May 12, 2010
$189k in tickets might have been good for $60-70k in cash. Still, not bad for 'leftovers'!
High Hopes

Columbus, OH

#15 May 13, 2010
Why is a Kroger employee filling the machine? Shouldn't that be the job of a Lottery Commission employee?
allbooty

Miamisburg, OH

#16 Jun 4, 2010
5 years is nothing. people that rob banks dont get that much money and do more time. she has stolen off 2 former employees and never was charged.. whats wrong wih this justice system..

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