MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged a North Carolina man Tuesday for cashing lottery tickets at convenience stores in, Richland and Kershaw Counties. The tickets were stolen from a convenience store in Marlboro County, according to reports.
According to SLED, the suspect is accused of falsely cashing tickets at eight different stores, on the same day, for the total amount of $377. Those locations include:
- $26.00-Richland County
- $18.00 Richland County
- $200.00 Kershaw County
- $35.00 Kershaw County
- $40.00 Kershaw County
- $65.00 Kershaw County
- $28.00 cashed in Columbia
- $30.00 cashed in Blythewood
Galen Gene Shanks, 41, of Huntersville, N.C., was charged with eight counts of falsely making, altering, forging, uttering, passing, or counterfeiting of a lottery ticket, a felony which carries a penalty for each county upon conviction of up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $50,000 or both.
Shanks was booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland County.
The case was investigated by SLED and will be prosecuted by the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office.