Police: Former Casey’s Employee Stole Lottery Tickets


Authorities say a former Casey’s employee stole lottery tickets in the span of three shifts and later cashed in the winnings.

29-year-old Jesse Burtlow of Ottumwa has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, three counts of forgery, fourth-degree theft, and two counts of fifth-degree theft.

Burtlow worked at the Casey’s on East Main Street in Ottumwa. During multiple shifts in May, court records say video surveillance observed Burtlow taking multiple lottery tickets without purchasing them. Burtlow was also seen redeeming the prizes for those tickets. Police say Burtlow stole approximately 60 tickets in total.

A warrant for Burtlow’s arrest was issued on June 8 and he was taken into custody on the same day.

Burtlow was transported to the Wapello County Jail. He is currently free after posting bond.

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