Man arrested for stealing $73K on Lotto tickets

PALO ALTO, CA

Investigators said they worked with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office to serve search and arrest warrants for the suspect, Adam Elhallak.

"While this crime involves only one employee at just one of our more than 22,000 authorized retailers, we demand that all our retailers be honest, treat our players fairly, and strictly adhere to our Retailer Code of Conduct," California Lottery Director Joan Borucki said.

Elhallak was booked on charges of grand theft and embezzlement. If convicted, he could face up to one year in county jail, a prison sentence, plus a fine and restitution.

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