Ex Wesco clerk sent to jail for embezzling lottery tickets.

December 5, 2016

 

Jason Lonsbury with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Jason Lonsbury with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Ex Wesco clerk sent to jail for embezzling lottery tickets.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A former clerk at the Wesco convenience store in New Era was sentenced to serve 45 days up front of a three-month discretionary jail term in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Dec. 5, for embezzlement.

Jason Timothy Lonsbury, 35, of 2374 W. Pike Rd., New Era, pleaded guilty last October to one felony count of embezzlement $1,000-$20,000. Lonsbury testified that he embezzled from the store last June by stealing $20 lottery tickets. During his pretrial last October, Lonsbury testified before Judge Anthony A. Monton, stating that he was an operations manager for the store. Wesco employees contacted OCP, stating that Lonsbury lied and he was a cashier.

Monton specifically asked if Lonsbury was a cashier, and he said, “No, I was the operations manager.”

Lonsbury stole tickets from the New Era store and then cashed them at other locations, Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said.

“My client sincerely regrets the actions that got him here today,” said his attorney Julie Springstead Waltz.

Lonsbury received credit for one day served in jail and must pay $1,400 in restitution. Monton also ordered that he serve one year probation. Sentencing guidelines in the case were 0-3 months.

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