Employee charged with lottery ticket fraud
CLYDE — A Canton man faces felony fraud charges after allegedly stealing lottery money while working at two convenience stores in Clyde and Canton.
Clyde police began investigating 55-year-old Joseph Cook, of Henson Cove Road, after the store manager at the Single Stop in Clyde began noticing a discrepancy in money at the end of the graveyard shift.
The manager showed police store surveillance video depicting Cook scanning lottery tickets, scratching them off and keeping prize money from winning tickets, said Cpt. Mike Lindsay with the Clyde Police Department.
Through investigation, Lindsay discovered Cook had stolen lottery ticket money on several occasions beginning in October.
Fraud investigators with the North Carolina Lottery Commission began an investigation as well, and discovered ...