Police: Assistant manager took lottery tickets

From Local Sources

JASPER — Police arrested a convenience store’s assistant manager Friday, accusing her of theft and violating Indiana gambling statutes.

The Jasper Police Department is alleging that, during the evening hours Wednesday and morning hours Thursday, Amy N. Biddle, 34, 314 W. 14th St., Jasper, the assistant manager of the Circle A at 1402 N. Newton St., took multiple lottery tickets, scratched them off and then used the winnings to purchase the tickets after having redeemed them.

Police are accusing Biddle of stealing the lottery tickets, then using the stolen money to purchase additional tickets. The amount of lottery tickets stolen was approximately $300, with Biddle having a $0 net sum upon using all of her illicit winnings to purchase additional tickets, according to police.

Biddle also violated Indiana gambling statutes prohibiting employees of Hoosier Lottery retailers from purchasing Hoosier Lottery tickets at their place of employment.

Authorities booked Biddle into the Dubois County Security Center at 10:52 a.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of theft and violation of Hoosier Lottery and gambling restrictions.

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