Sheriff Seeks Identity For Lottery Ticket Theft Suspect At Food Lion
Sheriff Seeks Identity For Lottery Ticket Theft Suspect At Food Lion

CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the woman pictured in a theft investigation.

On Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at 11 am, the victim spent $40 on lottery tickets from an automated lottery machine at the Food Lion in Charlotte Hall.

The victim then briefly walked away from the lottery machine. While the victim was away from the machine, the suspect used the same machine to purchase a lottery ticket and she picked up the victim’s lottery tickets as well.

The suspect then left the store with victim’s tickets.   

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Kyle Fleenor at 301-475-4200, ext. 78088 or email kyle.fleenor@stmaryscountymd.gov. Case # 38926-22 

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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  1. “The victim then briefly WALKED AWAY away from the lottery machine…”
    Let’s all say it together: THE VICTIM IS STUPID AND DESERVES WHAT HE/SHE GOT!!!
    Then it says: “the suspect used the same machine to PURCHASE a lottery ticket and she picked up the victim’s lottery tickets as well.”
    Haven’t you ever gone over to some machine to play it and saw that there were tickets left in it? Who’s to say she did anything wrong?
    At a Wawa store, when I went to get my change after paying for my food, I saw some change already in the automatic change return cup. Finders keepers, right, or am I a criminal?

    1. Correct me if I am wrong, where in this article did it read the victim had money left on her account in the lottery machine? Folk need to slow down stay focused to task at hand. Why would anyone put a busy Sheriff Department on such minor incident which the victim created . Shame on you.

      1. What kinda news is this. This old lady could have just simply made a mistake. Your going to put her on front page of the biggest crimes in southern Maryland. Totally ridiculous.

  2. Unfortunately, they will never be able to prove that this lady actually took the tickets, if they were even actually there. Why would you walk away from the lottery machine before picking up your tickets?

    1. She looks like a Rose. Some people’s names for them very well.
      Seems like a Super Nice Grand Mother.
      Now she’s being called a Thief.
      She most likely does not perceive a problem other than someone, sometime, forgot to put their tickets in their pocket.
      Would she be a Thief if there were a shopping cart left in parking lot? Are others responsible for bringing to management attention something like this or is management remiss for not gathering the tickets and keeping them for the forgetful purchaser?

      1. Yes,if someone leaves items in a cart,you return it to the store. Don’t take what’s not yours.

  3. Why would you walk away from the machine without taking the tickets that the individual paid for? How long was she away from the machine? Maybe that lady thought someone forgot them and instead of returning them to the Customer Service Counter, just took them. I just don’t understand. But then again people leave their kids in the backseat of their vehicles on the hottest days of the year.

  4. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are to steal. Why would the person who was in the process of buying lotto tickets walk away and leave them laying there plus still had money on account in the Machine? This looks like a crime of convenience. She’s probably on Social Security and is struggling like everyone else. Plus, how would she known that there was someone still playing if they walked away. She’s most likely a good person and didn’t realize she committed a crime. If this happened back in the first week of August then why are you just posting the picture 2 months later.

  5. This is ridiculous. This is the “victim’s” fault for walking away. She might as well have dropped $40 cash on the sidewalk and now the police are looking for the person who picked it up when NOBODY was around!

  6. This is just crazy St Mary’s Police!!! This is the victims fault she left them there. I’m sure this granny probably didn’t even realize she picked them up. There are real crimes out there that need your attention!

  7. What do you expect from St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s department. They have nothing better to do so they spend there time on this Petty Schizer.

  8. Dumbest waste of inforcement man power I ever heard. Don’t really know the whole story, but sounds like something you’d hear in the fish market…..you know “fishy”.

  9. Yeah it’s kinda like finders keepers unless the person is right there saying ” hey those are mine “.

  10. I cannot believe you are plastering this women’s face on social media and want to charge her ⁸with theft. The so called “victim” should not of left her tickets in the machine!

  11. This is a new story? A police matter? Seriously? God forbid we should ever pick up something that someone left behind. We’d find ourselves on the BayNet.

  12. She might have not known she did that. I hold the victim accountable for her actions of not paying attention. Just like they say at the lottery counter your accountable for checking to make sure you have everything

  13. Both are wrong.. victim should’ve never left the machine no matter what unless it was a 911. Woman should not have taken the tickets but turned them in but none of this is a crime!

  14. this is about as dumb of a charge as it gets…. We had a saying that went like this…
    “FINDERS KEEPERS… LOOSERS WEAPERS

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