MILAN, Ohio - Authorities investigating the alleged theft of more than $70,000 in lottery tickets from a northwest Ohio convenience store want to question a fired store clerk.
The Sandusky Register reports an Erie County deputy says the Milan store owner noticed ticket sales seemed unusually high when the clerk was working. The deputy's report says the owner found a gap between the number of missing tickets and the number of tickets the clerk scanned.
Authorities report surveillance video shows the clerk placing tickets in the cash register and putting cash removed from the drawer in her pocket at least once. The report says the clerk wasn't seen placing cash in the drawer to pay for tickets she pulled from the dispenser.
The owner fired the clerk in August.
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