Forrest City man arrested for lottery fraud

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT)- A Forrest City man was arrested Friday for lottery fraud.

The Forrest City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division received a report from the Arkansas state Lottery Commission that several lottery tickets stolen in a West Memphis burglary were cashed at various places in Forrest City.

Forrest City authorities arrested 45-year-old Earnest Moore. He is now being held at the St. Francis County Jail on a $27,000 bond and his arraignment is set for July 17.

Chief Reynolds says, "Arkansas lottery funds are intended to provide scholarships for students attending in-state colleges and universities. When money is stolen from this fund, our students suffer. I would like to commend the Criminal Investigation Division for their good work on this case, and thank the businesses here in Forrest City who helped bring this thief to justice."

In addition to the Lottery Fraud warrant, Moore also faces charges of Theft Under $1,000 in an unrelated case.

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