Lottery worker allegedly steals tickets

An Anne Arundel County Maryland man has been indicted on accusations that he stole lottery tickets valued at nearly $100,000 from several retailers over the span of four years while he was working for the Maryland Lottery.

Attorney General Doug Gansler said Mark Barron Hantske, 59, of Lothian, was charged with several counts of theft.

Prosecutors said Hantske stole the tickets from nine retailers between June 2008 and February 2012 while he was employed as a lottery sale representative. Officials said he collected more than $67,000 in lottery winnings with the stolen tickets.

If convicted, Hantske could get a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison and face a $15,000 fine.
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