Former Cortland convenience store worker awaits sentence for stealing lottery tickets
A Warren woman will learn her punishment next month for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of lottery tickets while she was working at a Cortland convenience store.
According to police, 21-year-old Angel Kelley was recorded on security video scratching off lottery tickets she had not purchased while she was working at the Speedway on South Mecca Street in early January.
Police were told that Kelley took four Billion Dollar Instant Lottery Game tickets that sell for $50 each, in addition to 21 Electric 7’s Instant Lottery Game tickets that cost $20 each. The total value of the stolen tickets was $620.
According to the police report, Kelley cashed in a winning ticket, collecting $1,000.
When confronted, a supervisor told police that Kelley admitted the crime and was immediately fired.
Kelley was indicted by the Trumbull County Grand Jury. On Thursday she pleaded guilty to theft.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for September 14.