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Levittown Walmart employee stole $10G in lotto tickets, cops say

Nassau police said Latricia Hawkins of Hempstead stole

Nassau police said Latricia Hawkins of Hempstead stole more than $10,000 in lottery tickets. Credit: NCPD

An employee at the Levittown Walmart was arraigned Wednesday after she allegedly printed out more than $10,000 in lottery tickets without paying for them, Nassau County police said.

Latricia Hawkins, 46, of Hempstead, printed the tickets between Jan. 24 and March 20, leading to a revenue discrepancy noticed by the box chain’s corporate office, police said.

The store’s loss prevention manager was notified, police said, and after an investigation, Hawkins was arrested Tuesday on a charge of third-degree larceny.

Hawkins, of Surrey Lane, was released on her own recognizance Wednesday. She was represented by the Nassau County Legal Aid Society.

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