WARSAW — A Warsaw couple was arrested after a female employee gave her boyfriend lottery tickets that he scratched off without buying them.
Amber Dawn Bromley, 30, 516 W. Pike St., Warsaw, and Bryan Joseph Titus, 33, 504 Ross Ave,. Warsaw, are being charged with theft, a level 6 felony.
On April 9, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a theft call at Village Pantry. A Village Pantry employee advised that she believed one of her employees, Bromley, was stealing lottery tickets. Video surveillance showed Bromley remove tickets from the Hoosier Lotto ticket dispenser and hand them to her boyfriend, Titus. Titus was seen leaving the counter with no transaction taking place.
The surveillance video then showed Titus returning to the counter and handing Bromley any winning tickets. Bromley would then scan the winning tickets and retrieve receipts from the terminal. The transactions took place after the tickets were already scratched off.
The video also showed Bromley removing Hoosier Lotto tickets from the dispenser without paying for them before she scratched them off. Bromley would then scan a winning ticket, retrieve a receipt and use the money to pay for the previously played tickets.
On June 11, the officer conducted an interview with Titus. Titus admitted that Bromley provided him with lottery tickets which he scratched off before playing them. He also stated that the winning tickets were used to pay for the tickets that had already been payed. Titus further admitted that he was aware Bromley was not supposed to sell family members lottery tickets.
On June 12, the officer conducted an interview with Bromley. Bromley admitted to giving Titus tickets without him paying for them. Bromley also stated she knew she wasn’t supposed to sell family members lottery tickets.
In total, Bromley was directly involved in the theft of $1,490 worth of Hoosier Lotto tickets and Titus was involved in the theft of $858 worth of Hoosier Lotto tickets. All Hoosier Lotto tickets were stolen from Village Pantry.
Both Bromley and Titus were booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on July 9 with $3,500 surety and cash bonds.