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Employee Stole Thousands of Dollars' Worth of Lottery Tickets From Wolcott Gas Station: Police

A Wolcott gas station employee is accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of lottery tickets from her employer.

Wolcott police arrested Juliana Perillo on larceny charges Monday. Perillo, who worked at Petro Pat’s, faked numbers on a store log sheet to make it appear as though customers had returned lottery tickets for a refund. She then used the faked refund money to buy tickets, according to police.

Perillo stole more than $4,400-worth of tickets in one month, police said. Authorities believe the scheme went on for 10 months.

Perillo was charged with first-degree larceny. She was released on a promise to appear and is next scheduled to appear in court on July 2.

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