A woman who was hired by a company to shred voided lottery tickets tried to use the tickets for herself and was caught.
International Paper has a document destruction and recycling center in Des Moines, where the woman worked. The woman is identified as Chandi Kelly Ramirez, 38.
The Iowa Lottery had hired International Paper to destroy a large number of their used tickets on March 1. The tickets were said to be destroyed by March 8, but Ramirez was able to make it out with 2 of the voided tickets.
When Ramirez tried to cash in the tickets on March 16, the convenience store employee called authorities. A warrant was put out for Ramirez, who claimed another International Paper employee had sold her the tickets. Officials say Ramirez acted alone and she has been arrested.