Police: Clerk Stole Lottery Tickets, Cashed In Winnings

CLAYTON – A clerk at a Clayton convenience store has been arrested after he was reportedly caught on camera stealing lottery tickets and cashing in the winnings.

On June 14th, Clayton Police were contacted by the manager at Speedway at 11692 US Highway 70 Business West who reported a clerk, Jesse John Westman, 18, of Garner reportedly stole approximately $708 in lottery tickets on June 12 and 13. The tickets resulted in winnings of $325, which he cashed in.

Warrants were obtained for Westman’s arrest. He was arrested June 14 and charged with two counts of larceny by an employee, two counts of obtaining property by false pretense, and two counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense. He was given a $60,000 secured bond on the six felony charges.


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