7-Eleven Clerk Charged with Stealing Lottery Tickets

Police say Stacy Ann Hinkle of Whitehall stole more than $3,000 in scratch-offs and cash.


A clerk at a convenience store on Linden Street was charged with felony theft for allegedly scheming to steal more than $3,000 in Pennsylvania instant lottery tickets and cash, according to court records.

Stacy Ann Hinkle, 27, of 638 Jordan Circle, Whitehall Township, would allegedly remove a carton of cigarettes from a store display rack, scan it into the store register as a refund, place the cigarettes back in the display, then remove the value of the “refund” in lottery tickets, according the arrest affidavit.

Store surveillance video revealed the details of the scheme to law enforcement officials, the court records say. Hinkle allegedly committed the thefts between January 8 and February 9.

Hinkle was arraigned Monday before District Judge James Narlesky on felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.


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