South Deerfield woman charged with turning in stolen lottery tickets

Recorder Staff
Monday, August 28, 2017

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A local woman was arraigned last week for turning in $35,000 worth of scratch tickets that had been stolen from Spirit Shoppe over a few months. A second person, whose name hasn’t been released, will be arraigned next month.

Amy White, 33, of Thayer Street, “was placed under arrest on a warrant last week charged with two felony counts of larceny,” Deerfield Police Department said in a statement.

Charges against White listed on an arrest warrant include turning in false lottery tickets and two counts of larceny over $250, according to court records.

The theft was initially reported this past spring.

Following that, Deerfield Police Patrolman Adam Sokoloski worked with a state Lottery Commission investigator to build a case that eventually led to White’s recent arrest last Tuesday.

“We were able to follow the evidence and view the suspect turning in the stolen lottery tickets for cash on video surveillance at area stores,” the statement continues. White and another suspect were seen turning in about $15,000 worth of winning lottery tickets that were stolen.

Sokoloski said “the other suspect is set to be court in September to face his charges.” Following a Grand Jury indictment, White was arraigned in Franklin Superior Court on Aug. 23. Cash bail was set.