Baton Rouge Woman Accused Of Stealing Lottery Tickets

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A 20-year-old Baton Rouge woman is facing theft and other charges in a scheme she admitted to police that she carried out to help her family pay the bills.

Daja Allen is accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets from where she worked, scanning them for winners and then cashing them in. It amounted to about a $10,000 loss to the store in profits and winnings.

The theft was discovered late last month, resulting in Allen's arrest on Friday.

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