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FORSYTH — A 21-year-old woman is accused of stealing $2,001 in lottery tickets from a Forsyth gas station where she worked, police said.

A sworn affidavit said a Macon County sheriff's deputy arrived at the Circle K gas station at 1315 Koester Drive in Forsyth on a theft complaint on Friday. A store supervisor said a cash register was short multiple days that week and on Wednesday, $647 in scratch-off lottery tickets were stolen.

Police said the supervisor examined surveillance video and saw an employee taking multiple lottery tickets at a time and scratching off the barcodes while standing at the checkout counter. The supervisor said a surveillance video shows the employee scanning 11 non-winning tickets and seven winning tickets through a lottery machine and getting a total of $300.​ Police said the employee was the only person on duty at the time and there were no customers in the store.

The sworn affidavit said surveillance video from the days prior showed the employee scanning tickets on Monday for $907 and Tuesday for $447. The woman told police she began stealing the tickets earlier this month.

The woman's bail is set at $2,000, and she is scheduled to appear in court on June 18. 

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