Cosmos Man Charged with Lottery/Pull-tab Thefts

0
1605

(West Central Tribune/Litchfield, MN) — A Cosmos man made a first court appearance Thursday in Meeker County District Court on two separate cases for allegedly stealing lottery tickets from a business where he worked and theft involving an electronic pull-tab machine at a different business where he worked.

The West Central Tribune reports 35-year-old Matthew David Marshall II, is charged with one felony count of theft of nearly $5,000 from an electronic pull-tab.

According to the complaint filed against him, while he was working at a business on July 7 Marshall allegedly loaded $2,735 into an e-tab machine without paying for it.

He then allegedly told a female friend that he wasn’t supposed to play while working and asked her to do it.

The winnings totaled $2,257.

He allegedly gave the woman $100 for cashing out the winnings.

Surveillance video allegedly shows Marshall playing the e-tabs that day while he was working.

The loss was discovered during a routine lottery audit.

Marshall is also charged with three felony counts of state lottery fraud and a felony charge of theft in connection with a July 15 incident at a different Cosmos business where he worked.

According to the complaint filed against him, Marshall is charged with taking 43 lottery tickets, representing a loss of $1,185.

The loss was discovered during a routine lottery audit.

Surveillance video allegedly shows Marshall taking the tickets without paying for them, and then cashing in the winnings, according to the complaint.

Marshall’s next court appearance is set for Nov. 8 for both cases.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here