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A Rockport, Indiana couple have been charged in an alleged lottery scheme. A release from the Spencer County prosecutor’s office says 42-year old Sushil Raval and 24-year old Amy Raval were booked into the Spencer County Law Enforcement Center Friday on charges of theft and unlawful purchases of lottery tickets from Clark’s General Store in Richland.

Spencer County prosecutor Dan Wilkinson says back in April of this year, Hoosier Lottery Investigator, James Nelson, began investigating an unusually high volume of lottery ticket sales at the local convenience store and discovered an apparent scheme by two store employees to illegally purchase tickets from the store and then ask other individuals to cash them in exchange for a share of the proceeds.

The two are accused of stealing over $45,000 in lottery proceeds from the State of Indiana. Sushil Raval is charged with one count of Theft a Level 6 Felony and 16 counts of Unlawful Purchase of a Lottery Ticket by an Employee a Class A Misdemeanor. Amy Raval is charged with one count of Theft a Level 6 Felony.

Both were released from the Spencer County Law Enforcement Center after turning themselves in and posting bond. Initial hearings are scheduled for both subjects in Spencer Circuit Court on October 28th.

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