Police Say Gas Station Employee Shuttled $31,160 In Lottery Tickets To Boyfriend

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
Kylie Swafford
Kylie Swafford

A Cleveland, Tn., woman was arrested after police said she stole $31,160 worth of lottery tickets from the gas station where she worked.

Kylie Swafford, 23, was charged with criminal conspiracy and theft over $10,000 after police said she took lottery tickets, activated them, and handed them off to her boyfriend, Cody Parker. She said Parker then would come back later and cash the tickets.

A loss prevention agent working for the company that owned the gas station started investigating the couple in April. He told police that every time Ms. Swafford activated a booklet of tickets, the company was charged by the state of Tennessee for the sale value of the ticket.

He said through video surveillance and a paper trail, he determined Ms. Swafford was the perpetrator.

When confronted by police, Ms. Swafford said she thought the amount taken was only around $15,000.  The amount of money the tickets were cashed in for has not yet been reported.

 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BATES, AMY LYNN 5924 PORTER DR HARRISON, 37341 29 Chattanooga DRUGS GENERAL CATEGORY FOR RESALE POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA THEFT OF PROPERTY BOWLING, JERMICHAEL DEJUAN 5400 CENTRAL AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, 37404 34 Chattanooga Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) BRYSON, ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Halloween On Raccoon Trail

A Vote For Education Is Critical In Tennessee

In a state where just 28 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and 33 percent are proficient in reading according to national assessments, education is deserving of more attention in 2014 elections. Across the country, more parents are making informed decisions about their child’s education, but for Volunteer State parents without resources, choices are difficult to come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In November

As the first day of November arrives today, it is cold enough in my garden to officially certify that fall has fell! There are even signs of ice on the ground but there is a bounty crop of acorns so, in keeping with our monthly tradition, some will get shiny acorns and others will get a chunk of cold ice: A SHINY ACORN for Patriots football coach Bill Belichick for scoffing at ... (click for more)

GPS Advances To Division IIAA Soccer Championship

MURFREESBORO - GPS defeated Brentwood Academy 3-0 to advance to the finals of the TSSAA Division II-AA soccer tournament.   The Bruisers scored one first half goal in the 38th minute off the foot of senior Lindsay Rufolo.   Fourteen minutes into the second half Emily Large added the first of two insurance goals. Six minutes later at the 60-minute mark Catherine ... (click for more)

Hixson Clinches 6-AA Title With Shutout Over Brainerd

Just about any coach will tell you that winning ugly is always better than winning pretty. Such was the case at Hixson Community Stadium on a frigid Halloween night as the host Wildcats finished off their regular season with a 19-0 win over the Brainerd Panthers. Hixson improves to 8-2 overall and 6-0 in District 6-AA while Brainerd is now 3-7 overall and 3-3 in 6-AA. It ... (click for more)