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Report: Woman stole over $1,600 in lottery tickets

May 12, 2020–6:20 a.m.


A 60-year old Rome woman was jailed Sunday on a felony warrant charging her with theft by taking.

According to the warrant, Rita Carol Ledbetter of a Worsham Street address took 130 lottery tickets over the course of 10 different days.

The tickets ranged in price from a dollar to $20 each and had a combined total of $1,609.

The owner of the store on Rockmart Highway reviewed the camera system and noticed Ledbetter taking the tickets.