Florida cashier used customer cash to buy lottery tickets, sheriff says


    Theresa Morrow is accused of voiding customer items and using the money to buy lottery tickets. (Pasco Sheriff's Office)

    HUDSON, Fla. (WPEC) — A woman is facing fraud charges after deputies said she used cash from customers to buy lottery tickets.

    According to the sheriff's office in Pasco County, Florida, 27-year-old Theresa Ann Morrow worked as a cashier at a store in the town of Hudson. The victim said Morrow voided items at the register and use the money for scratch-off lottery tickets.

    Investigators said Morrow voided more than $1,200 in store merchandise.

    Morrow told investigators she was going through a lot and it started when a customer bought some lottery tickets and gave them to her. She said she "began an addiction" to scratch-off tickets. Morrow believed she voided only $500 to 600 worth of items, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

    Morrow is facing a charge of obtain property by fraud under $20,000.

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