POLICE: Store Clerk Stole Lotto Tickets

A convenience store clerk is accused of stealing lottery tickets from her store.

Marcella Lee is charged with five counts of larceny by employee. Goldsboro police say the 50-year-old woman worked at Adams Mini Mart on North William Street.

They say she stole five packs of North Carolina lottery tickets. Lee was arrested Wednesday and placed in jail on a $7,500 secure bond.


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  • by David Location: Goldsboro on Jan 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    She has been steeling before this the frist time she was caught . The mistake she did was to steel from the wrong person ME
  • by The right connection Location: gville on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:38 AM
    There are 2 separate bar codes on the tickets. When the packs come in they have to be activated on the lottery terminal from wrapper or back of 1 ticket. Then the UPC bar code is used to scan on register. The other bar code is for the lottery terminal. Just because you sell x number of tickets does not mean you are going to x number of scanned tickets on the lottery terminal. People by tickets from one store and many present winning tickets to other locations. And if the tickets does not win it may never get scanned on any lottery terminal so therefore the lottery officials cannot account for all tickets except that they are accounted for a point of sale. The tickets she stole had they been activated?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    No we can't write or speak your language but this is America. We shouldnt have too. Just sayin! No its not an English course but its hard to understand some of these comments when the grammar is so bad.
  • by I Fought the Law to pete on Jan 14, 2011 at 08:16 AM
    When the ticket is scanned the date/time of the winning ticket is recorded in the system for payout....wouldn't take long for you get in trouble either would it?
  • by @ BJ and Pete on Jan 13, 2011 at 10:47 PM
    @ BJ...No, let's go ahead and judge. What a stupid thing to do. Completely obvious. That's what she needs to hear right now from anyone who cares. This type of behavior from a woman in her fifties is ridiculous. You pray, and I'll support you in that endeavor, but this lady isn't a young person learning the errors of her ways who needs guidance. She's a crook, and she needs to hear that that is all she is as long as she's willing to make these types of decisions at her age. Pray for her after she faces the music. @ Pete...retailors scan a ticket at the point of sale. They then scan it again when someone presents it to collect winnings. Without both scans, the tickets are voided...this means if you scanned "x" amount of tickets, & there weren't "x" amount of dollars paid to balance out, all scanned but unpaid for tix void out.
  • by RdoubleD on Jan 13, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    There is 1 thing I can guarantee. She did not take her winnings from the stolen lotto tickets and spend them on a makeover from Carmindy of "What Not to wear"..
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 13, 2011 at 04:33 PM
    Dumb! all she had to do was scan the ticket's(yea! without even scratching them)to see if they are winning ticket's,now wonder why I don't buy scratch off ticket's?
  • by Connie, to Dang Location: Greenville on Jan 13, 2011 at 03:18 PM
    Dang,,,, I am from Italy! can you write and speak my language? This is a discussion board and not a English course and as long as I pay my taxes, I write as I want too!
  • by atwork Location: work on Jan 13, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    Gambling is a addiction, seek help. Once the tickets are reported stolen they are null and void, how studid can people be, well after reading some of these stories and comments it is wide spread. If your are going to be stupid, you better be tough.
  • by cj Location: goldsboro on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    Retailers of Goldsboro...how many times are you gonna rehire this chick? there is PLENTY of history and its not a judgment call... its the history she wrote!!! theft and embezzlement
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