A Mesa convenience store clerk exchanged over $10,000 in Arizona Lottery tickets for prescription drugs.
Brian Jordon Johnson, 22, was charged last week for allegedly giving a woman thousands of dollars worth of Arizona Lottery tickets in exchange for Percocet, a prescription drug.
Mesa Police say another Circle K employee at the store near Val Vista Drive and Southern Avenue reportedly saw Johnson give the tickets to 24-year-old Lorinda Shanice Malatare for free.
Circle K management investigated and found seven other alleged incidents, totaling $10,068 in losses.
Malatare reportedly told police that she received the tickets as payment for giving Johnson the Percocet.
She said she cashed in winnings tickets worth about $1,500.
They are scheduled to appear in court on June 13 on theft charges.