Store Clerk Charged With Stealing Lottery Tickets

18-year-old Ava Page Fay Polege of Smoketree Court in Clayton is charged with stealing $151 worth of lottery tickets from her employer, the Speedway store at 11693 US Hwy 70 Business West.

The theft was discovered on Saturday after a store audit of the Friday lottery tickets sales.

Clayton Police said surveillance video showed Polege removing scratch off lottery tickets from the ticket dispenser, scratching off the tickets, tossing losing tickets in the trash and cashing out the winning tickets from the register and put the money in her pocket.

Polege was charged Sunday with felonious larceny by an employee.