Clerks accused of trying to steal winning Lottery tickets

TOPEKA — Kansas Attorney General Steve Six has filed charges against several people accused of trying to steal winnings from the Kansas Lottery.

Six said today that the charges were filed in five counties after a sting operation conducted with the Kansas Lottery. In each case, known winning tickets were presented to store clerks who claimed the tickets weren't winners.

The attorney general says the clerks then allegedly tried to collect the prize winnings.

Two individuals were charged in Sedgwick County and one each in Johnson, Reno and Sherman counties. Each person faces one count of felony theft and computer crime. The Attorney General's Office said a sixth person in Liberal is under investigation.