|Updated: 5/30/2012 7:10 am
||Published: 5/29/2012 11:06 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A convenience store manager was arrested as the result of an investigation which was launched after two people filed complaints with the Arkansas Lottery Commission on the same day saying they bought Arkansas Millionaires Club scratch-off tickets with the bonus box already scratched off.
The tickets were purchased April 23rd at the Raceway Gas Station located at 6425 South University Avenue. The head of lottery security, Lance Huey, responded to the gas station and had the manager, Alfred Walker, remove all of the $20 Millionaire Club tickets from the dispenser. The owner of the store then filed a police report.
According to police, it was learned during the investigation that Walker was the only employee who had a key to the locked bin where the un-activated lottery tickets are kept. Walker was also responsible for taking a daily inventory of all of the lottery tickets and recording them on a computer.
On April 23rd, investigators say Walker had taken an inventory and falsely recorded that all one 174 Millionaire Club tickets were in the store. An inventory done later indicated that the store only had 102 of the Millionaire Club tickets and that on the morning of April 23rd, 72 were missing.
Investigators were not able determine which employee was scratching the tickets prior to their sale but on May 24th a felony theft of property warrant was issued for the Walker for the missing lottery tickets. Walker turned himself in the following day.