WAYNESBORO VA March 28 2017 — Two Waynesboro residents have been charged in connection with a suspected lottery ticket embezzlement scheme at the 7-Eleven convenience store on West Main Street, according to police.
Shelia Elizabeth Greene, 25, and Quentin Shunte’ Johnson, 34, were arrested last week after officers investigated a complaint by the store’s manager, according to a press release issued by the Waynesboro Police Department.
Police say the investigation revealed that Greene, a cashier at the store, had given Johnson nearly $700 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets while she was working the register last Sunday. Greene and Johnson are acquaintances, according to police.
Johnson also took a $10 hat from the store without paying for it, Waynesboro police said.
A video security system captured images of the theft, according to the release.
The store manager called police later that day after the missing items were discovered. It’s not clear why the manager became suspicious. The manager may have seen security footage of the alleged exchange, or perhaps noticed that the store’s receipts were off by several hundred dollars.
In any case, following the investigation, Greene and Johnson were arrested. Greene faces a felony charge of embezzlement, while Johnson faces a felony charge of knowingly receiving stolen property. Both were released on bond after their arrest.
The News Virginian