Posted: Thursday, 23 August 2012 5:31AM
Gas Station Employee Accused Of Attempted Lottery Fraud
EVERETT, Wash. (Metro) -- Police arrest an employee at an Everett gas station and convenience store after he allegedly tried to commit lottery fraud.
Authorities say the employee was handed a lottery scratch ticket by a man who asked the cashier to see if he had won any money.
Officials say the 62-year-old cashier left and came back minutes later, told the customer he had won $200, then pulled $200 in cash from his pocket and handed it to the customer.
Police say the "customer" was actually a state lottery investigator, and the ticket was actually worth $20,000 dollars, which the cashier was trying to redeem at a lottery office before he was arrested by Everett police.
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