Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a Dartmouth man and a Halifax woman in connection with twelve reports of thefts of lottery tickets and proceeding to cash them in at local businesses on May 9 and 10.
Shortly after 6:30 a.m. on May 10, police were called to a convenience store in the 200 block of St. Margaret’s Bay Road in relation to a man and woman who had stolen lottery tickets from the store the previous day. The pair left in a taxi that was later located in the 3600 block of Dutch Village Road. The man and woman were arrested at the scene without incident and held in police custody overnight. Police searched the taxi and located lotto tickets that the pair had tried to hide. Through the course of the investigation, police were able to link the pair to 11 other investigations.
Thirty-four-year-old Dwayne Kenneth Wright of Dartmouth has been charged with nine counts of theft under $5000, 11 counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, three counts of fraud and 53 counts of breach of probation.
Twenty-three-year-old Hayley Anne Margaret Johnson of Halifax has been charged with six counts of theft under $5000, eight counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, three counts of fraud and 36 counts of breach of probation.
Both appeared in Halifax Provincial Court today to face these charges.
Source: Media Release