What can I expect after being caught on video stealing lottery "scratchers"?
Question Details: As a clerk at a convenience store I began taking lottery scratches with intent to pay for them later, however it got out of hand. I have been caught on video. Law enforcement and the lottery commission are now involved. What can I expect next. I have no prior offenses.
It is treated like any other theft: i.e. the severity depends on the number of tickets you stole and their value. If, as is likely, the total value was less than $500, it is a class A misdemeanor: you could face up to (but not more than one year in jail) and up to $1,000 in fines. If your first offense, there is a good chance, you will be allowed to pay a fine and face probation, not jail.
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