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Employee at Region 8 store arrested for stealing lottery tickets

Jackie Hare     Provided by Lawrence County Sheriff's Dept. Jackie Hare Provided by Lawrence County Sheriff's Dept.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 woman is behind bars after police say she was caught stealing lottery tickets.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Jackie Hare was arrested after police say she stole lottery tickets from Sheila's Quick Stop in Lynn. Hare was an employee at the time.

Deputies say the store contacted them about a possible employee who had been stealing lottery tickets. Police pulled surveillance video from the store that showed Hare taking the tickets and not paying for them.

Police questioned Hare who later admitted to stealing the tickets and scratching them off without paying for them. She told police she, "didn't have a clue how many she scratched off without paying for them."

Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Lottery Security Specialist helped in the investigation.

Hare is in the Lawrence County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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