Two Texas County women are charged with stealing about $23,000 in Missouri Lottery tickets from a Houston business.
Colie L. Carter, 26, of Bucyrus, and Patricia M. Wiest, 31, of Cabool, are charged with stealing by deceit, a felony.
Each is accused of swiping the tickets from Bullseye in Houston, where they were employed. The women were issued a summons to appear in court.
An inventory in July turned up the missing tickets. A supervisor was tipped off after a worker at another business became suspicious about the number of tickets redeemed there by a one of the two women, Houston police said.