Man accused of stealing $139K worth of lottery tickets

Woodway Public Safety Department

Facing two felony charges

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 5:46pm

An HEB employee is facing felony charges after an investigation discovered he might have stolen a very large amount of lottery tickets from his work.

Woodway Public Safety Department was notified by the Woodway HEB that Charles Alan Jones, 35, might be responsible for stealing approximately $139,000 in Texas Lotto tickets.

Following speculation from the grocery store, an investigation conducted by the department shows that Jones had successfully collected nearly $30,000 in winnings with the Texas Lottery Commission.

Jones was charged with 2nd-degree felony Theft of Over $100,000 and a second similar felony charge of Claiming a Lottery Prize by Fraud.

Jones is currently in the McLennan County Jail.

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