Ottumwa Police: Former Employee Stole Nearly 200 Lottery Tickets


A former BP employee in Ottumwa is accused of stealing nearly 200 lottery tickets and keeping the winnings to herself.

46-year-old Anetha Davis has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, second-degree theft, eight counts of theft of lottery tickets, and third-degree theft.

This past April court documents say Davis, who worked at the BP on North Court Street, was seen stealing scratch-off tickets and Iowa Lottery tickets on numerous occasions. Davis then intentionally scanned the tickets and kept the money that was won. Police say video surveillance observed Davis taking 197 lottery tickets and the amount of property stolen was approximately $3,800.

A warrant for Davis’ arrest was issued on August 5th and she was taken into custody on the same day.

Davis is currently in the Wapello County Jail. Her bail has been set at $10,000.

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