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Alleged: Employee Steals $3,300 Worth Of Lottery Tickets..Scratches & Cashes In: Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Detective Rines reports that Dallas Landry, 21, of Lowery Street in Hot Springs, was the clerk on duty at a local convenience store when $3,390 worth of lottery tickets and cash were stolen, according to the owner of the store.  The owner says he has video showing exactly what happened to his property.

Det. Rines reviewed the video.  According to the police report, Mr. Landry can be seen pulling long strands of lottery tickets from the dispenser over and over again…..while on duty.  He puts those tickets in his pocket.  During the course of his shift, he pulls tickets from his pocket and scratches them off on the counter.  Mr. Landry is also seen on video cashing several winning tickets and then puts the money in his pockets.

Det. Rines obtained arrest warrants for Mr. Rines.

Mr. Landry met detectives yesterday at the Hot Springs Police Department.  At the end of the meeting, he was served the warrants, arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Theft Of Property and Felony Lottery Fraud with a bond amount totaling $6,000.

Dallas Landry, 21, of Lowery Street in Hot Springs – allegedly stole rolls of lottery tickets, scratched them off and cashed them in to the tune of $3,390 while on duty as a convenient store clerk.