So, a friend of mine, not me and when I say a friend, I mean it; was caught embezzling lotto. Here are some of the details.
She worked in a gas station and she would just hardly scratch the bottom of the ticket. If it were a winner she would cash it out and remove the funds from the win.
Example: Scan, $10 winner. Ticket cost $2 so she would take out $8.
Now if she scanned it and it was a loser she would simply keep it in the lottery case for a customer to buy. NO LOTTO EVER LEFT THE PREMISES UNPAID FOR. Anyway, she was caught and the employer are pining her for embezzlement. So I have a couple of questions.
One, she is within the proper range to possibly apply for the HYTA program. I only know a little about this program upon doing some searching online. So, is she eligible?
Other question, what is the law for such an act as this? I know the laws for embezzlement in the state of michigan, however would this be counted as a federal offence since it is state owned, not business owned?
Third question, since it was under $200 is the max 93 days in jail and fines?
Overall I just need some clarification of what she is looking at as far as penalties and if she is able to apply for the HYTA program.
Prior offenses: Driving a jet ski the wrong way on a lake. Small fine. Paid on time. (if you want to even count that)