'Bored' store clerk charged with stealing lottery tickets

'Bored' store clerk charged with stealing lottery tickets

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A "bored" store clerk who claimed a man punched her in the head and stole two rolls of lottery tickets now faces charges she made up the story.

Jonesboro police arrested Amy Cutlip, 28, Thursday on suspicion of lottery fraud and filing a false report with a law enforcement agency.

Cutlip told police on Saturday, March 5, a man entered the Tobacco Warehouse on Gee Street where she worked and demanded cash.

When she didn't comply, Cutlip claimed the man punched her in the side of the head and stole two rolls of Arkansas Scholarship Lottery tickets.

On Wednesday, March 9, the store's owner told police Cutlip had cashed out the "stolen" tickets approximately 30 minutes before the alleged robbery, according to the incident report.

During questioning, Cutlip reportedly told detectives she was "bored at work and started scratching off lottery tickets."

"She figured she would eventually win enough money to pay for the tickets; but, she never did," the report stated.

Cutlip reportedly told detectives she made up the story to cover up her theft.

She is currently free on $5,000 bond awaiting an April 27 court appearance.

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