UK store clerk steals thousands in lottery scratch tickets, wins nothing
A debt-ridden Scottish store clerk stole £1,500 (US$2,000) price of lottery scratch tickets from the store the place he labored, and did not win a unmarried penny.
Andrew Lochrie, 28, helped himself to rolls of the National Lottery instants video games from the grocery store the place he labored hoping to transparent mounting money owed.
But over the process his crimes, between August 1 and October 24, 2017, Lochrie gained nothing — which a pass judgement on advised him used to be “a lesson”.
Lochrie labored on the Co-op grocery store on Shore Street, Gourock, Scotland, and in the end admitted to his employers what he had completed.
He pleaded in charge at Greenock Sheriff Court.
Defending, Edel McGinty stated, “There used to be an investigation throughout the office and he made complete and frank admissions to his employers. He is stuffed with disgrace and feel sorry about.
“It isn’t misplaced on Mr Lochrie that he used to be in a place of agree with. This used to be an act of desperation at a determined time.”
Sheriff Andrew McIntyre stated, “That is a lesson in itself that £1,500 price of scratchcards did not yield anything else. This used to be a hopeless try by way of you to deal with your drawback.
“You were in a position of trust. This offence crosses the threshold for prison but the social work department has made it plain that you are suitable for a community-based disposal.”
Lochrie, who now has a role in different places, used to be ordered to hold out 200 hours of unpaid paintings inside 9 months.
He used to be additionally ordered to pay off the Co-op £1,500 in repayment.