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.

 


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