Des Moines woman tries to cash in stolen tickets

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.

Written by LotteryHUB News Staff Writers

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