Monday, September 29, 2014

Store Clerk Charged with Ticket Theft

A store clerk from the SuperAmerica gas station in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, has been arrested for stealing $1,149.50 worth of Minnesota Lottery tickets.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court, Julie Marie Koch, 22, was charged with one count of theft and one count of fraud.

The store manager first became suspicious on March 28, when he noticed some tickets were missing from the center of a lottery ticket book. A subsequent check of footage captured by the store's surveillance cameras revealed Koch stealing ticket on several occasions between March 23 and March 28.

Koch quit her job before the manager could confront her about the situation and the matter was reported to the police on April 4.

An investigator from the Minnesota State Lottery confirmed several of the stolen tickets have been cashed.