A St. Mark woman, who allegedly stole a winning lottery ticket for $10, 200, has been placed on $50, 000 bail with two (2) sureties by a Magistrate.
26-year-old Renee Charles, a Cashier from Waltham found herself on the wrong side of the law after allegedly stealing the ticket that was purchased by a regular lotto player between November 26 and December 1 last year.
The accused, who has since been fired from her job at a lotto sub-office in St. George’s, now faces charges of stealing and conspiring to steal one (1) Winning Lottery Ticket, the property of the National Lotteries Authority (NLA).
Information reaching THE NEW TODAY is that when the virtual complainant realised that her numbers had played but her ticket was missing, she returned to the outlet where the purchase was made to inquire how she can go about claiming her winnings.
The complainant also made an official report about the incident to the police.
According to an informed source, the accused allegedly gave the stolen ticket to another individual to cash but the plan was foiled when the individual attempted to cash the ticket at a lotto sub-office in St. George’s.
A release received from the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), last week Thursday said that Charles is due to make her first court appearance Tuesday February 19th before a Magistrate.
It’s the first known case of its kind on the island involving the state-run lottery.