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Florida Winn-Dixie Liquors Store Clerk Nominated For The Village Idiot Award

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Clerk tells lottery winner his prize is only $5. She picked the wrong man to scam, cops say.


Florida Winn-Dixie Liquors Store Clerk

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  • Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Description: FORT MYERS, FL

Do you trust your store clerk with your lottery ticket?

Maybe you’ve won a few hundred bucks or more. Will the employee tell you — or pocket the ticket while telling you it’s a loser?

That happened this week at a Fort Myers store, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. A Winn-Dixie Liquors employee is accused of keeping a customer’s $600 winning ticket —and paying him only 5 bucks.

Crystelle Yvette Baton was charged with larceny grand theft on Monday.

Baton, 42, was caught because she scammed the wrong customer, cops say.

The man wasn’t a customer — he was an agent working undercover for the Florida Lottery Commission’s security division.

When the undercover agent approached Baton with the winning ticket, she scanned it and realized it was worth $600. But instead of telling the man, investigators said she quietly pulled $5 out of her purse and told the man that was the “winning” ticket’s payoff.

Shortly after, the ag
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Publication/Media Source: Charlotte Observer
Author: Howard Cohen
Photo and/or Video Source: Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Publication Date: January 25, 2018 10:50 AM Updated January 25, 2018 10:50 AM
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