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Couple arrested for allegedly stealing Hoosier Lottery tickets

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. -- A husband and wife are facing corrupt business influence charges related to the theft of Hoosier Lottery tickets, according to the Indiana State Police.

Between January and February 2017, Paul and Rachael Adams allegedly used a distraction technique to steal Hoosier Lottery scratch off tickets, police said.

They then cashed in any winning tickets at different locations.

At least ten agencies in north and northeast Indiana took reports regarding the Adams' alleged criminal acts.

The case was turned over to the Allen County Prosecutor's Office and charges were filed against the couple.

They are being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on unrelated charges.

Sarah M. Taylor, Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery said in a press release, “The arrest of these two persons resulted from the diligent work of Hoosier Lottery Security Investigators Matt Lewis and Doug Theobald and the excellent cooperation of the Indiana State Police.  We are committed to maintaining the integrity and security of the Hoosier Lottery and supporting the 4,500 Hoosier retailers who sell our Lottery products.”

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